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Giving blood by Living well Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:45pm I hate giving blood because my veins are so tiny. Whenever I have to give blood, I get poked 4-6 times before they finally find a good vein. I had to give blood yesterday because I give it every three months. I dreaded going in because of what I usually go thru. When I entered the office, there were only a couple of people in there (the roo ... Read on »
Giving Blood aka Pumping Iron by AnderBeth Posted Tue 06 Sep 2011 8:07pm I never have had an issue with shots; but I, ironically, absolutely hated finger pricks. I would have chosen 10 shots over one finger prick. Eek..not my thing; but since needles in general never bothered me, I never had a problem giving blood. I actually kinda enjoy it. Here's my equation One pint of blood = free juice and cookies (maybe a t ... Read on »
Giving Blood This Christmas by julie Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 22 Dec 2010 11:56pm Well...it's not long to go until the big day now and you may still be frantically searching for last minute gifts.  No matter whether you have done all your shopping or not I wanted to give a special shout out to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and encourage you to consider giving blood this festive season.  Did you know that... Ev ... Read on »
Could sperm and egg donation be as ‘obvious’ as giving blood one day? by Ellen Stewart by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted Mon 09 Apr 2012 6:10pm http://donorconcierge.com/the-world-of-third-party-fertility/could-sperm-egg-donation-be-as-obvious-as-giving-blood-one-day-by-ellen-stewart From raising public awareness of donation to making the process less off-putting, could these steps see giving eggs and sperm become somewhat more common to talk about or do? IVF clinics aren’t doi ... Read on »
Giving blood! by beckyeyes Posted Sun 11 Sep 2011 4:40pm Hello world, hope you guys are having a good Sunday! Here's what I've got up to today. I started the day with a super filling brekkie, inspired by Nutrition Nut on The Run 's big bowl of cereal for a hungry runner ! I used 3 wheatabix biscuits, some hemp granola that I got in Trader Joes, raisins, cinnamon and a banana and topped it all w ... Read on »
Giving Blood by Side of Sneakers Posted Thu 27 May 2010 9:18am There’s a reason the American Red Cross’ website is givelife.org: One pint of blood can save 3 lives. Did you know blood can’t be manufactured? It has to be donated from people. But less than 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. Every 2 seconds someone needs blood, so it’s important for those of us who a ... Read on »
Q&A - Will giving blood affect my running? by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 12 Apr 2011 11:40am   JEFF: I donate blood every 56 days and would like to know if it affects your running? I only run 3 miles three times a week and for some reason I just have no energy for about a week after I donated blood ... is it in my head or can it affect me that long? I'm female, about 5.8 and weighs 147lbs ... if that will help. Ann   ... Read on »
Home Sweet Home, Advocare FO LIFE, & Giving Blood! by Danielle2922 Posted Sat 16 Jun 2012 1:14am It feels SO, SO good to be back in our house!! There really is no place like home. We are so happy to be back, and are LOVING our new floors and countertops!! If you wanna see the rainbow, you gotta put up with the flood, huh? (Such a cheeseball, I know!) We just got back in and still have a LOT of unpacking to do, but don’t worry….w ... Read on »
Giving Blood by xoxomarebear Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 5:09pm We are expecting Vivienne to get transfused with platelets today. Just a reminder to everyone who is able to do so, to please give blood. Vivienne and all of the other children here at St. Jude are reliant on transfusions to allow them to continue their treatment. Blood and platelets are a valuable resource. The chemotherapy can decimate r ... Read on »
Red Cross In Iowa Giving Away Pies to Those Who Donate Blood by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 18 Jun 2010 11:50am We all know blood supplies are in short supply and also in the news this week the Red Cross was fined again by the FDA.  I guess it pies help get the job done, it’s a good deal.  BD  This Father’s Day weekend, Council Bluffs residents can honor their fathers by giving the gift of life. For their donation of blood, the Red ... Read on »