Thursday, December 07, 2006

(Not) Giving Blood

You have to weigh 110 pounds to give blood in Massachusetts. Is this the same everywhere? I have to admit, a small part of me feels let down that I can't pitch in to improve communal health...but there is a much larger, more embrassing part that is relieved. I hate needles and I hate blood.

For the record, I was willing to donate, but I am not terribly upset that they won't let me. Sometimes being a dwarf isn't so bad;-)


Dimples said...

yup that's the weight everywhere!!

I've given blood before, like 6 or 7 times, they always quiz me with a illion questions cause I have tattoos and piercings!

Ally said...

I can understand how you feel. The first time I tried to give blood they said I was too young. The next time they told me that one of the medications I had taken in the previous year precluded me from doing so for another year. Then the last time they said I couldn't give because I had been in certain regions of Costa Rica the previous summer.

And to be honest, I've been glad every single time that I haven't had to give, and I feel guilty about it. It's the least I could do and is such a necessary (and relatively easy) civic duty. Ah, I should probably go see if they'll take my blood now....yuck!

Still just me said...

I can't give blood either. I pass out everytime I have a simple blood test.

swatts said...

I donate when I can. The first time I did donate way back in the day I was a little light headed, but since then it hasn't been a problem. If any one ever needs B+ I'm your guy.