Megan (bobbinsgalore) wrote in thequestionclub,
Megan
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So, I donated blood for the first time yesterday. And now I'm curious...

Questions behind the cut so the squeamish don't have to see them.


Do you give blood? How often? How much do they typically take from you? (I'm curious is this varies from country to country) Do they ever have any trouble finding a vein, etc?

My answers:
Yep, I donated for the first time yesterday (I'm a young 'un, so it was the first time I could). I'll donate every time the blood drive comes back to my school. If I remember correctly the bags they use hold 450mL (I'm in New Zealand). Unfortunatly my veins suck, I have about 3 tendons which look like veins (and hurt like hell when they get stabbed), and one useable vein, which started off well, but sort of putted out about 2/3 of the way through the bag- it ended up with just air bubbles going though the pipe, so they decided to stop it there.

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