O neg universal doner

by bikerchic 11 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • bikerchic

    So I donate blood because I can. I donate every 4 months when the bloodmobile comes to my place of work. I know it helps.

    What about you, do you donate blood? Would you donate blood if you could?

  • charonsdog

    Good on you, Bikerchic. Sadly, I have no clue what my blood type even is. All those years of indoctrination made me think that it was irrelevant to know. Next time I get a physical and blood work done, I'll be sure to ask.

  • bikerchic

    I understand the indoctrination charonsdog. It's a very freeing feeling for me to donate, knowing that my blood will help someone else.

  • OrphanCrow


    I haven't donated for several years but I have a few times in the past

    I give back when I can because someone gave their blood so I could live

    A blood transfusion saved my life

  • JaniceA

    I did until my travels and health prevented it. I have worked with blood donation sites as a helper.

  • Xanthippe

    I want to the next time the mobile unit comes to my town. Good for you bikerchic.

  • smiddy3

    I`m too old to donate blood so the next best thing for me was to become an Organ Donner and hopefully it will help some one.

  • Phizzy

    I donate and have ever since leaving the JW's a decade ago. It was the first thing I did with my new-found freedom !

    Before I donated I was not aware of my Blood Group, which is B Positive, kind of my motto in life !

  • TD

    What about you, do you donate blood?

    Yes: A+, CMV negative.

    There are health benefits to donation, especially for men over 50. (Helps to prevent iron overload)

  • Giordano

    To understand and appreciate the consequences that Bikerchic's blood donations really mean here is what she is doing:

    "As an O Negative blood donor you have a particularly unique opportunity to help people in emergency situations. O Negative blood cells are called “universal” meaning they can be transfused to almost any patient in need, and only 6.6% of the population has O Negative blood."

    So that life she saves may be yours or mine or our children in the event of a fast moving traumatic injury.

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