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True. And nothing pisses you off more than being thrown back, I.e. panadol is OK but no advil or anything like that within 7 days. But they don't tell you that until you've been waiting, watered, weighed, pricked etc.

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I cant donate blood, because im a big pussy.

nah lol

I pass out even they take one syringe for a blood sample. body goes into shock or some strange shiz.

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True. And nothing pisses you off more than being thrown back, I.e. panadol is OK but no advil or anything like that within 7 days. But they don't tell you that until you've been waiting, watered, weighed, pricked etc.

Did all that then the interview... Do the interview first then do all the stuff they have to.. Because I take the tablets every second day.. It's a full time no donation for me.

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Club Red is setup with FordXR6Turbo.com as the organisation name, use the following link to register (or just search for it)...

http://www.donateblood.com.au/who-can-give/club-red/join-group?group_id=6596

You need your donor ID so for new donors you probably won't be able to register until after your first donation. And I assume you can only be registered in one group so not sure what the deal is if you're already in another.

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Got the results back today for the blood test I had a month ago - I'm not a bone marrow match with Jamie, and neither is nikki, our other sister. However nikki and I are a match for each other.

Jamie has always been the odd one out it seems.

(L-R) Nikki, Jamie, Me.

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It's not based on blood type, otherwise I would have been able to donate.

They're looking at the bone marrow donor register now

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They slice open your thigh.. Crack the bone open and scoop the bone marrow out with a spoon..

I actually have no clue.. But just trying to make people cringe..

Edited by Slightly Depressed Panda

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Apparently they can remove it from your blood as well.

"There are two methods for donating stem cells and each method has different risks associated:

1. Extraction of the stem cells from the bone marrow under general anaesthetic

The risks for donating bone marrow are the same as those involved in any general anaesthetic. More than 3000 bone marrow transplants are performed throughout the world each year. The chance of a serious complication is very low but some people may experience nausea and/or local pain and discomfort for several days.

2. Collection of the stem cells from the circulating blood stream

A naturally occurring hormone G-CSF is injected under the skin each day for four days to mobilise the stem cells out of the bone marrow and into the circulating blood stream. G-CSF is usually well tolerated, although the donor may experience bone pain and some flu-like symptoms during the course of the injections, which usually respond to paracetamol. As yet no significant long term side effects have been observed with prolonged administration of G-CSF to patients but the long term effects of short treatments in normal donors is unknown.

If you are chosen to donate stem cells for a patient you will be asked to visit a medical specialist who will check your fitness to donate in detail. The specialist will be a physician with a detailed knowledge of stem cells donation. In Australia, donation occurs in one of the major hospitals in the capital cities. You would not be required to travel interstate or overseas."

Taken from the site Adie linked.

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Today is World Blood Donation Day, so please, everyone, head to www.donateblood.com.au and book in to donate blood.

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Got the all clear to donate some of the good stuff. Blood Van is here at work today so Guess what im Doing @ 1245?

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