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Thread: Donating Blood - What I need to know?

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    Question Donating Blood - What I need to know?

    Guys, I have a blood donation appointment booked for March, do I need to go off TEST/EQ for this? Also do I describe to the nurse what am I using at the moment when they ask? (I believe they do a full blood test anyways) anything I need to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgs59 View Post
    Guys, I have a blood donation appointment booked for March, do I need to go off TEST/EQ for this? Also do I describe to the nurse what am I using at the moment when they ask? (I believe they do a full blood test anyways) anything I need to know?
    No and no.
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    Not at all. have donated blood several times and never had a problem
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    Long list of electronic questions to answer. Certain questions you will obviously not answer honestly. They will be apparent to you.
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    No on everything

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    Yes to healthy to donate
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Certain questions you will obviously not answer honestly. They will be apparent to you.
    Lol, understated as always Kel.
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    Thanks guys, first time donation, didn't know what to expect...cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Long list of electronic questions to answer. Certain questions you will obviously not answer honestly. They will be apparent to you.
    LOL! This cracked me up

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    There are two types of donation centers, donation and research. The second will accept your blood no matter what you answer to the questions, they use it for research not putting it back into human supply. The first sends it right to where it is needed. The Red Cross is an example. If you donate to a Red Cross, for instance, those questions are a little important. Particularly if you are on a medication that could hurt the receiver. In some instances, a medication you might be on, like Finasteride, which causes birth defects, would make a person with a conscious to seek other ways of getting rid of their excess blood.
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