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#1 Thin_AndBones

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:29 PM

I plan on donating blood Friday. There is a 110 pound weight limit, and I am 104. Will there be any serious health implications? What may happen?

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:30 PM

Just saw a similar topic! Sorry if this is a repeat, I hadn't looked at the recent posts yet >.<

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:31 PM

Usually they'll have you read a little packet- if you've donated blood before, you've seen it- listing that you're feeling 'healthy and well', if you've ever been outta the country, etc. 
Well, if you haven't eaten anything for a while, you might not even be able to donate. If your iron levels are too low, they won't do the donation. Other than that, they won't really check your weight or anything like that. 
My suggestion- eat Kashi cereal or something the night before and the morning of. Or just take a vitamin pill. 
Good luck!(:


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:32 PM

I always give blood when I can :)

Its to stop yourself from feeling ill and dizzy. You're more likely to pass out as you have less blood weight that someone that weighs 130lbs for example. So its just to ensure you'll be well during and after it. :)
Good luck for it!

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:34 PM

@saddizle I'm okay with eating before! I find it rewarding to be able to save 3 lives, even at the cost of my own calorie goal for the day. I'm just making sure nothing bad will happen to me!
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:37 PM

I donate aaaall the time, considering I have O-, and that can be given to anyone.xP 
The only hard thing is resisting all the snacks afterwards... Cookies, brownies, soda pop, oh my!


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:39 PM

I really want to donate blood, but I found out the other day that I'm not allowed :( I didn't realise there was a bmi minimum you had to be for blood donation....dammit

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:43 PM

Please don't donate blood if you have been restricting for a while. You are likely anemic, which poses a health risk for you. They may also end up throwing out the blood anyway if the iron levels are too low. (It takes weeks to improve your iron profile, btw).


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:50 PM

@saddizle I'm okay with eating before! I find it rewarding to be able to save 3 lives, even at the cost of my own calorie goal for the day. I'm just making sure nothing bad will happen to me!


think about how hard your body has to work to make more blood.
I try not to worry about intake when donating blood.
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:51 PM

Please don't donate blood if you have been restricting for a while. You are likely anemic, which poses a health risk for you. They may also end up throwing out the blood anyway if the iron levels are too low. (It takes weeks to improve your iron profile, btw).


they give you a mini blood test beforehand and send you on your way if you aren't fit to donate.
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:29 PM

Please don't donate blood if you have been restricting for a while. You are likely anemic, which poses a health risk for you. They may also end up throwing out the blood anyway if the iron levels are too low. (It takes weeks to improve your iron profile, btw).

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:41 PM

When a friend and I gave blood, they checked for anemia first and if you were anemic they wouldn't let you donate. Because she was anemic and couldn't give hers

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:27 AM

I haven't read the replies yet, so if this has already been said: sorry for the repetition (:

I donated blood two weeks ago. They might do it different in your country, but in Australia you have to fill out a massively long survey (have you ever been out of the country? Have you been ill recently? Have you had sex with a prostitute?... You get the idea).
After you've filled out the survey, they measure your height, the your weight.
Then they take you to do in interview where they go through your answers to the survey and do a blood test (just a drop from your finger to scan for HIV/AIDS, and to check your iron level and blood type.
After you've been cleared, they put you in the chair and stick a needle in your arm (:

I would defiantly recommend eating before you go!! I didn't and a passed out because of it! (i was on my second day of fasting)

If you have anymore questions, PM me (:
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Posted 05 October 2013 - 01:03 PM

Update: I lied about my weight and passed the other tests (Surprisingly I wasn't anemic). Everything went well, but then after if was over I started getting really nauseous and then could barely see! They helped me and I didnt pass out, but got really super close. Pretty scary, but I made it out okay!

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 01:06 PM

I donated blood while under the weight restriction and I went into shock and ended up in the hospital. X


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