Blood donation: your stories

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We’re after your experiences of blood donation for our upcoming Mine’s a Pint campaign, which launches this Monday.

Do you give blood? If so, how many times have you donated it and how much?

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve needed to receive blood?

Let us know your story.

Email nicky.findley@bournemouthecho.co.uk or leave your comments below.

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3:34pm Thu 19 Jan 12

nermal says...

I used to give blood regularly but they made it harder and harder, particularly if you travel quite often. After a lapse of many years I recently offered again, but was told I was not suitable. Despite this, I am still regularly receiving letters from them - what a waste of moeny!
I used to give blood regularly but they made it harder and harder, particularly if you travel quite often. After a lapse of many years I recently offered again, but was told I was not suitable. Despite this, I am still regularly receiving letters from them - what a waste of moeny! nermal
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3:34pm Thu 19 Jan 12

nermal says...

Sorry, typo! I meant waste of money!
Sorry, typo! I meant waste of money! nermal
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3:59pm Thu 19 Jan 12

Derf says...

I'm just about to ring up Boots in Poole to book a look aroud the Platelet machine...
I'm just about to ring up Boots in Poole to book a look aroud the Platelet machine... Derf
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4:51pm Thu 19 Jan 12

Poole70 says...

I've been donating for a few years now; in my opinion, one hour once every four months is a pretty small inconvenience considering it might well change and/or save someone's life.

I'm up to about 25 donations now.
I've been donating for a few years now; in my opinion, one hour once every four months is a pretty small inconvenience considering it might well change and/or save someone's life. I'm up to about 25 donations now. Poole70
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7:17am Fri 20 Jan 12

hamworthygirl says...

Poole70 wrote:
I've been donating for a few years now; in my opinion, one hour once every four months is a pretty small inconvenience considering it might well change and/or save someone's life.

I'm up to about 25 donations now.
Thats great, my husband and i were regulars but due to the fact the people at the church hall at hamworthy fell out with the donation service we havent been for a long time. I feel really gulity and I know we need to make the effort to go to boots in Poole but it was so much easier for me to just walk to the church and pop in and donate. Readig this item has made me think we need to get our backsides into gear and book an appoinment, my mum and my daughter both had transfussion so i know how important it is.
[quote][p][bold]Poole70[/bold] wrote: I've been donating for a few years now; in my opinion, one hour once every four months is a pretty small inconvenience considering it might well change and/or save someone's life. I'm up to about 25 donations now.[/p][/quote]Thats great, my husband and i were regulars but due to the fact the people at the church hall at hamworthy fell out with the donation service we havent been for a long time. I feel really gulity and I know we need to make the effort to go to boots in Poole but it was so much easier for me to just walk to the church and pop in and donate. Readig this item has made me think we need to get our backsides into gear and book an appoinment, my mum and my daughter both had transfussion so i know how important it is. hamworthygirl
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