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Old Aug 28, 13, 2:41 am
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Usually low iron levels in the 11.0 range, so took 5 days of iron tablet pills and tried to donate blood a couple of months ago. Rejected not because of low iron levels, but because my veins were too small!

Nurse: "Go lift some weights and come back in a year."

REJECTED.

Also took a full blood test 2 weeks ago and iron levels 11.0. Wish I can donate but it seems completely impossible.
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Old Aug 28, 13, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by Ryvyan View Post
Usually low iron levels in the 11.0 range, so took 5 days of iron tablet pills and tried to donate blood a couple of months ago. Rejected not because of low iron levels, but because my veins were too small!

Nurse: "Go lift some weights and come back in a year."

REJECTED.

Also took a full blood test 2 weeks ago and iron levels 11.0. Wish I can donate but it seems completely impossible.
You might want to talk to your doctor about your iron levels because 11.0 is a bit low.
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Old Aug 28, 13, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Ryvyan View Post
Nurse: "Go lift some weights and come back in a year."
That's what I'm say I'm going to do every time they ask me to do platelets or double red cells.

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Donated whole blood again Monday, my second for the year.
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Old Aug 29, 13, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by kipper View Post
You might want to talk to your doctor about your iron levels because 11.0 is a bit low.
Thanks for the thought. I'm female and consistently at this level, but doctors have never mentioned anything except to eat more meat (of which I eat almost exclusively of to no avail). I'm scheduled to see another doctor soon though, and I've been exhausted these days so they had better do something.

For those who can, go forth and give!
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Old Aug 29, 13, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Ryvyan View Post
Thanks for the thought. I'm female and consistently at this level, but doctors have never mentioned anything except to eat more meat (of which I eat almost exclusively of to no avail). I'm scheduled to see another doctor soon though, and I've been exhausted these days so they had better do something.

For those who can, go forth and give!
I'm not a doctor, but it sounds to me like you have mild anemia. While eating red meat can help, so can iron supplements.
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Old Sep 26, 13, 5:38 pm
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Another pint in the bag.
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Old Sep 26, 13, 6:42 pm
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Old Oct 30, 13, 10:53 am
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Just gave another pint of blood today. Drinking lots of water, but feeling like I could use a nap!
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Old Nov 5, 13, 1:03 am
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Why is this the first time I've stumbled across this thread?! It's great to see so many donors here!

Try my best to donate every 2 weeks (plasma) - usually takes around 40-50 minutes! Haven't given whole blood in a while now (year or so) - purely because there's a 3 month restriction in Australia. Having said that, I find my fortnightly trips to the blood bank a good place to get away from it all and relax.
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Old Nov 5, 13, 2:06 am
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Gave another pint of whole blood last Friday. Last one for the next year, another malaria-risk deferral coming up due to travel...
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Old Nov 7, 13, 12:29 pm
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Donating blood as we speak

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Old Dec 7, 13, 11:28 am
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Heading in tomorrow morning to donate. We have a drive at my office this coming Friday but since that would interfere with my enjoyment of the PDH WineDo that night, I thought it best to schedule for a different date.
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Old Dec 7, 13, 3:10 pm
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Old Dec 10, 13, 9:13 pm
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Sitting here donating plasma. Pretty quiet day in Perth today
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Old Dec 30, 13, 7:06 am
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Thanks to all those who donate blood. Haven't been able to in years because of the malaria restriction, so I appreciate those who make up for my inability.
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