I'll be talking about something that is very close to my heart. Giving blood. Why does it mean so much to me you ask? Because when my mum was giving birth to me she needed to have a blood transfusion. So in a way i feel like i am giving back, what saved my mums life. I am going to be honest, I didn't have the best experience giving blood. But would i do it again? In the blink of an eye. I went to the give blood session. First i had to fill out my details, i got asked some questions & i got to ask questions back.
Then the nurse had to make sure my haemoglobin levels were ok, so that giving blood wouldn't make me anaemic. Then i had to drink some water & away we went. The particular problem i had was i bruised straight away. Also my blood didn't want to come out unfortunately. So while laying on the bed i got very dizzy, i thought i might pass out. I had to stop giving blood, therefore didn't make it to the 470ml you are supposed to give. Which was so dissapointing.
Because this happened to me does not mean it will happen to you, so please dont let it scare you away. The staff were very kind & understanding.They really put themselves out to look after me. I would recommend if you can give blood, please do. Its an hour out of your day to save someones life. Don't worry that you are giving away your blood because it re-generates its self very quickly. I am planning to give blood again in October.
For more information go to: www.blood.co.uk