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Old 09-16-2019, 10:56 AM
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I am a faithful blood donor, especially now with the need so great. Tomorrow is our community's blood drive. I signed up for tomorrow's at the last one, but we will be out of town tomorrow. I called The Red Cross to cancel and reschedule somewhere else. They could not find another donation center for 130 miles! And the regional blood center (in the "big city") that is open daily from 7-3 is closed on Thursday and Friday, the only days I can get up to the "big city."

If I deviate from giving this week, it will put me off the 56 day requirement between blood donations. ARGH! I'm trying to give, there just isn't anyplace available!



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Old 09-16-2019, 11:05 AM
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for donating! I used to 4X a year, but the scar tissue is pretty bad and have deep, rolling veins. The blood techs are challenged, depending on their skill. I frequently go through 3 techs when it's time for a blood draw.
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:55 AM
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Will there be a blood drive in the town you're visiting?
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:33 PM
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I'm confused. If you put it off, won't you be past the required 56 days between donations? I've never given blood before, so I don't know how this works.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:57 PM
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teacherpippi - Iíve checked every town from my town to the big city (130 miles) where iíll be and no blood donations are being offered in any this week.

Eeza - if I get a blood donation in this week, there will be 58 days until the next drive on Nov 19, so I really needed to get one in this week or wait until November.

Ah well, life happens.


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Old 09-16-2019, 08:01 PM
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Well, your heart is in the right place. I can't believe there isn't another one for 130 miles!

Every time I've tried to give blood (probably 5 times), I can't fill up a bag- apparently I don't have enough blood . It just stops halfway. Since it happened every single time I just quit trying. Obviously it's not meant to happen!
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