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Giving blood

August 13th, 2006 at 06:40 pm

I did, the vampires came, they put in a needle bigger than my delicate daughters finger. The blood flowed on down the line to the bag, it was shaken (not stirred) and mixed all around. Then after 5 minutes it stopped flowing. My little red blood cells did their thing and clotted up. I keep telling my kids that is what the blood is supposed to do, but in this case it is kindof bad. My blood had to be tossed because it clotted up!

I don't want to scare anyone off from donating blood, I am a nursing mother so I am prolly supposed to drink about 3 gallons of water for nursing, plus a gallon on top for the blood donation.

Plus they tell us after we get there that a good breakfast of protien and such is very important...I kindof thought it would just make you woozy if you forgot..which with three kids to get out the door I didn't exactly forget, I just choose to get a shower instead of a full breakfast (I did drink a carnation instant breakfast, honest)

So in 2 months I am going to try again, if UE is weaned, if not I'll skip it for a time. I just don't want to go to all that trouble for nothing.

Final words, if you are going to give blood:
EAT a good meal first
drink EXTRA water..

2 Responses to “Giving blood”

  1. veronak Says:

    I am, glad to hear you gave's a life saver. I try to give as much as possible

  2. princessperky Says:

    I think it is very important, ut it is still a major pia..thought the comuterization has helped a bit..I just wish the bruising was less, and the waste less often..I think some more before the drive tips (like eating better and drinking more) would help a bit..not that everyone would listen...but then I think maybe they don't cause people will think it is more work...sigh.

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