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The Inland Northwest Blood Center is critically low on two types of blood — so low that the agency is opening on New Year’s day for donations.
The blood center needs 500 donors this week to accumulate a safe inventory of O-Negative and O-Positive blood, said Elizabeth Giles, spokeswoman for the sole provider of blood to more than 35 hospitals regionally.
Do you give blood? Do you know your blood type?
Got deferred again thanks to a fast pulse, even tho I gave them the note from my doc saying that there is no problem. So now I wait for them to give the note from my doc to their doc and have him call me so I can tell him my pulse is fast because I am terrified of needles. Giving blood shouldn’t be this damned difficult! I can tell you that my pulse rate when I first donated way back when would have been a LOT higher then it was today. Heck, I was in and out in less then 10 minutes once they hooked me up. The guy who had gone in before me was still there when I filled my first pint and left/Jean C’s Cat House & Shooting Gallery. More here.
Question: When did you last give blood? Do you give blood often? Have you ever been rejected as you tried to give blood?