Category Archives: Donating Blood

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Drowing my sorrows in Twix, Chips, and later tonight Chinese food. ’cause I’m an emotional eater. Why? Well I went to donate blood today. My first time since getting pregnant! I was SO EXCITED, you have no idea! I miss … Continue reading

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Rh_null_?

So Rh- actually means Rh-D negative. And Rh_null_ should really be Rhesus negative (or true Rh-, but that term has a too engrained “slang” meaning to be used) Fascinating. I knew about J and K type bloods. I didn’t really … Continue reading

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Full Count!

I’m planning to donate blood (whole, not platelets) on my birthday again this year. It’s so odd to me I didn’t donate at all in 2013…. I know it’s because I didn’t feel I had the time to do platelet … Continue reading

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Monthly Blood Donation: April

Donation Date: April 20, 2012 My Appointment: Unplanned Others? No. Here’s the recap: I get a call from the Red Cross on Wednesday (I think it was). Can I come in and donate apheresis on Friday, morning? YES! Yes I … Continue reading

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Monthly Blood Donation: March

Donation Date: March, 2012 My Appointment: 12:30pm Others? No. Here’s the recap: First I get a call from the Red Cross. Can I come an hour later? The donation center isn’t ready and will be running an hour behind. Sure, … Continue reading

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BDrive

WOW! So I’m coordinating a blood drive at work with a co-worker. It’s only been 1.5 hours since she sent the email to sign up and 11 people have already made appointments! I love it!

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Let’s Count

UPDATED LIST: Here Twice in the last five years I’ve tried to estimate how many times I’ve donated blood. Last night I finally pulled together all the records I have; mostly donor cards from the American Red Cross of Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Monthly Blood Donation: February

Donation Date: February 6, 2012 My Appointment: 12:30pm Others? No. Here’s the recap: My nurse was Lugi. She was the nurse sitting at the table during my Jan donation. She remembered I have a little girl and asked about her. … Continue reading

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Pin Me

Since the Red Cross isn’t giving out pins for donating anymore, I am attempting to by a set of calendar pins to be my incentive to donate every month this year. They were made by Disney for 2002 and have … Continue reading

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For My Birthday…

I decided today what I’m going to get myself for my birthday: I’m going to donate blood. (If I can just stay healthy enough!)

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