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Post by PanBiker » 01 Jul 2018, 10:21

Next session in Barlick is Tuesday 3rd July. I have my slot booked for 14.45

If you want to donate, get yourself down to Rolls at the afternoon or evening sessions, more donors are always needed. You know it makes sense, do something amazing....
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Post by PanBiker » 31 Aug 2018, 12:32

I have just cancelled my previously arranged appointment as I am no longer viable as a donor. My last session was the final one from me and I will no longer be eligible. I have given 30 odd armfuls over the years and was hoping to continue but that is not to be. I would still encourage all those who are eligible to donate. The service needs every donor it can get, only 4% of eligible donors regularly attend. Please, if you can, take my place and do something amazing.
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Post by Stanley » 01 Sep 2018, 02:28

You're in the same boat as me now Ian! Unclean! My mother never missed giving blood until old age prevented it. She always encouraged me to to do the same.
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Post by Big Kev » 13 Sep 2018, 17:57

Gave my armful this afternoon in Chorley and am accompanying 'er indoors at RR this evening :-)
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Post by PanBiker » 14 Sep 2018, 09:05

Nice one Kev, looks like I have a replacement already. :smile:
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Post by chinatyke » 14 Sep 2018, 14:18

A big thank you to all donors. Saved my little girl in China recently. Interestingly she is B group, her mother is O, and I'm A (I'm not a blood relative) so we were a well mixed family! I presume her father would be B??

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Post by PanBiker » 23 Sep 2018, 19:15

If the mother is group O and the child group B, the father is either group B or AB.

Been looking at my eligibility as a donor again and their is still a chance that I may be able to return to donating. Neurosurgery does not preclude you from donating as such depending on your recovery and being free of any post operative infection. :good: :smile:
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Post by Big Kev » 10 Jan 2019, 10:35

I'm going to give up an armful this afternoon.
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Post by PanBiker » 10 Jan 2019, 10:45

I am going to wait until after my first MRI scan to make sure all is OK. That's next Wednesday, I will have the results before the next session so will go back then for the interrogation to see if they will still have me. I will be over 6 months post op by then, nothing on the website to preclude me.
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Post by Big Kev » 10 Jan 2019, 16:42

15:40 appointment and back indoors by 16:10. Apparently I have veins like drainpipes (their words) :laugh5:
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Post by PanBiker » 10 Jan 2019, 21:59

I donate quicker from my right arm than the left. I can be in and out in half an hour from the right or three quarters if I offer the left.
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Post by Stanley » 11 Jan 2019, 02:48

They always have problems finding mine.....
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Post by Gloria » 11 Jan 2019, 08:43

They could only ever find a vein in my right arm, they used to really struggle if they tried my left, but once in it flooded out.
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Post by Big Kev » 19 Jan 2019, 17:51

I got this a few days ago from the vampires

Thank you so much for donating on 10-Jan. Your donation has now been issued to Wythenshawe Hospital. Every donation counts.

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Post by PanBiker » 19 Jan 2019, 19:29

Yes, I used to get a text shortly after donation to tell me where my armful had gone. I am going to book at the next session and see if they will have me back. I should have my scan results by then. :smile:
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Re: Blood Donors

Post by Big Kev » 21 Jan 2019, 12:02

PanBiker wrote:
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Yes, I used to get a text shortly after donation to tell me where my armful had gone. I am going to book at the next session and see if they will have me back. I should have my scan results by then. :smile:
I'm sure they'll be all over you Ian
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Post by PanBiker » 21 Jan 2019, 13:16

I think I will take my consultants notes when I go to the next session.
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Post by Big Kev » 21 Jan 2019, 17:11

PanBiker wrote:
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I think I will take my consultants notes when I go to the next session.
Good idea.
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Post by PanBiker » 27 Feb 2019, 10:00

I got an email invitation from NHSBT to the March 19th donor session at Rolls. An encouragement to book email so I did just that, or a least tried to. Followed the link to the donor site, logged in to my account, selected the March 19th session but all appointments slots are booked! Never no mind, they have another session on April 11th so I have booked myself for a slot at 15.00. I will have my MRI results by then and probably a nice letter from my Consultant (see Medical Matters) so I will take these to back up my pitch for a return to the donor pool. :biggrin2:
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Post by Stanley » 28 Feb 2019, 03:36

That sounds like another step forward in the recovery programme Ian, you will get a real boost if they accept you. If they don't you are no worse off. The very fact that you want to go is encouraging. I hope they see sense!
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Post by PanBiker » 28 Feb 2019, 10:03

As far as I can see there is nothing in the medical advice for donors that should exclude me. I didn't have a blood transfusion, no infections, on no meds and I will be over 6 months post surgery when I go. I am the right side of my dental checkup and the last alien needles I had in me were in January for the MRI contrast dye. A bit of a limp but otherwise fit as a butchers dog from a donation point of view. We will see what the dark blue nurse says. :extrawink: :smile:
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Re: Blood Donors

Post by PanBiker » 30 Mar 2019, 09:37

Received my invite for the 11th April session. :smile:
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