Honestly, screw giving blood.

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  1. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    I gave blood about a week ago for the first time ever. Took two days off after that because I felt a little weaker. This week I get back into the things and my damn elbows (actually the area on the opposite side of the elbow, right were they stick the needle) hurts like a bitch after anything involving moving that joint. :ugh:

    I wonder what is wrong with me. :wtc:
     
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    Paintballny New Member

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    I give blood and I've never had that problem. Downtime for me is the rest of the day and maybe the next day. Just eat and stay hydrated and you'll be fine.
     
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    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    I hate needles. I gave once because a friend was going and he talked me into doing it. Now I get calls from the blood service people begging me for my blood all the time.
     
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    sometimes a bruise forms at the site of the needle, is there a bruise or some discoloration?

    anyways, ice it, compress it, and elevate it..try not to do any flexion of the joint.
     
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    i'll never give blood :o

    i've heard too many stories about the nurses or w/e fucking up

    one of my buddys arm was swollen for a week
     
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    I almost pass out whenever I get blood drawn :o
     
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    Genghis.Tron New Member

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    I gave blood yesterday and it hurt more than usual. I was talking to this guy about how I'll try to switch to the other arm next time, but then I realized that the guy only had one arm :rofl:
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    I have friends who do i for money (college and everyone is poor) i'd actually pay them to not take my blood/plasma.
     
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    i gave blood... just took the day off from lifting :dunno:
     
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    :werd: the only time i've ever had it done for bloodwork i almost passed out. of course the bitch digging around in my arm for 5 minutes might've had something to do with it. my face went compeltely pale and i thought i was about to pass out, felt like such a pussy :o
     
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    I used to give blood, but the company that does it turned into telemarketers and pissed me off, they would call me every few days and tell me to come to a location to give blood, it got really anoying, they would send shit to my house all the time etc.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    thats fucking wrong. hope none of you ever need it.
     
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    I get nosebleeds fairly often if I don't give blood, and I still don't do it. Getting phonecalls all the time about places to donate sucks. Jan from Rex Blood Services calls me so damn often.
     
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