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Grabbed a free cookie at lunchtime.....and left a deposit of the good red stuff with those friendly folk at the blood bank,

Who's next to save a few lives....???

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Can't believe it's nine years since I started this thread and ten since Reg left us. My wife is giving blood tomorrow in his memory because I'm currently unable.

If you haven't donated in a while, tomorrow would be awesome.

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1 hour ago, trinube said:

Can't believe it's nine years since I started this thread and ten since Reg left us. My wife is giving blood tomorrow in his memory because I'm currently unable.

If you haven't donated in a while, tomorrow would be awesome.

plasma yesterday mate.

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Thought I'd bump this, as a few years ago this thread prompted me to get back into donating semi-regularly again.

Anyway, just punched out 20th donation this week & since this is the Tri Forum, I'll add a pic I snapped from said donation, to keep it forum appropriate -:

 

 

 

 

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Donated on Monday....first time this year and managed four donations last year...

the process is sooo simple these days...rebook whilst im there...you get coupla txt reminders leading up to it....

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Went last Thursday instead of the regular Friday fortnightly visit. 

Do Plasma/Platelet donors know that you can donate a day early up to 3 times a year. It lets you keep up the regular routine and not miss an appointment if you can't be there that day, or it's a public holiday etc. Great idea on RCBS part.

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19 hours ago, \m/ Moshboy \m/ said:

Thought I'd bump this, as a few years ago this thread prompted me to get back into donating semi-regularly again.

Anyway, just punched out 20th donation this week & since this is the Tri Forum, I'll add a pic I snapped from said donation, to keep it forum appropriate -:

 

 

 

 

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Why the mask?

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1 hour ago, Cranky said:

Why the mask?

Old mate got a little woozy & fainted during his donation.............this wouldn't have happened in the old days when Ironman was hard :D

Hope he's feeling better now!

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40 minutes ago, \m/ Moshboy \m/ said:

Old mate got a little woozy & fainted during his donation.............this wouldn't have happened in the old days when Ironman was hard :D

Hope he's feeling better now!

I was so tough last week, I decided I wanted bandages on both arms. For the first time in over 160 donations, the nurse miss fired with the needle & must have overshot the vein. They couldn't get a drop of blood out of the arm on the first attempt. So then they had to put the needle in the 2nd arm to see if it was just their error, or I'd run out of blood during my long swim earlier in the morning. :)

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22 Donations last year.

First donation this year resulted in a Phone call from Red Cross saying I am not allowed to donate for 6months and go see my doctor - NOW. (2 sets of blood tests since then, and now a list of specialists to see, and not close to a diagnosis on why my bloodwork is... 'not normal')

If some other Canberra peoples could join the Red25 club and donate in my place, that would be good - keep our end up :D

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Number 180 this morning. The lovely nurse did her job so well I hardly felt the needle at all.

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I'm back - medication was cleared and donated next day.

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16 minutes ago, Dalai said:

Nice Ex-Hasbeen! My donation last week was only my 15th...

Don't worry Dalai. That's 15 more than most people. :)

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Apparently most people only donate once - anything above one is gold.

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Back on the horse after a while.

was planning on doing whole blood but they wanted plasma.

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I found out an interesting fact last week when I donated. I've been knocking off the nurofen & putting up with a bit of pain for the week before donations because I'd been told that you can't donate if you've had anti-inflammatories. I figured I could put up with a little pain each fortnight. It turns out that you can't donate whole blood, but plasma is still fine.

That will make things a bit easier from now on.

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On 10/04/2018 at 5:38 PM, trinube said:

Apparently most people only donate once - anything above one is gold.

And I thought my 180 was good.

https://www.smh.com.au/healthcare/final-donation-for-man-whose-blood-helped-save-2-4-million-babies-20180511-p4zerp.html

1173 donations over 60 years. The man's a pincushion.

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