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The One Where I Donated Blood. Again.

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It’s been a while since my last donation and I thought that it was time to go back especially since it’s the holiday season. This time around, I actually managed to get pictures! Well, not of the actual insertion of the needles as it freaks me out too much to actually witness it. What I do have are pictures of the various stages of the process. A word of caution, if blood freaks you out, turn away NOW.

Taken right after the nurse checked if I had sufficient iron content in my blood. For a small puncture, it hurt like a mother.

Taken after they inserted the tubing with the needle into my arm. You can see my blood in the tube. You never realise how warm your blood is until you have the tube taped to your arm. The stres ball I’m holding is a mini blood bag. I couldn’t feel a thing when they inserted the needle into the vein since they gave me a shot of anaesthetic before that. THAT shot hurt.

The blood in the bag, that’s mine. They collected about a soda can worth of blood in that bag. It’s a small bag, despite looking big in the picture. Remember, pictures lie.

So there you have it. My day out at the blood bank. You can actually check the bloodstock at the bank here.

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3 thoughts on “The One Where I Donated Blood. Again.

  1. Kudos to you for donating blood! It’s such a necessity and not enough people do it!! Came over from SSS, entrecards.

  2. well done…2007 also saw me for the very first time donating blood and yes…finding wat my blood type is…and i’m hmm…x years old haha…happy holidays…

  3. I’ve always wanted to donate blood but I’m underweight. :/