Thursday, 4 September 2008

Blood Donors Today

I completed my 28th blood donation today. It started off smoothly - then decided to slow down, several of the blood team commented that I needed to squeeze my hand harder, so I SQUEEZED harder & faster. After what seemed like an eternity they had collected enough of the red stuff.

So they deflated the blood pressure cuff, removed the needle and gave me a cotton ball to put over the hole and apply pressure to for a few minutes. And then every time they came to remove the cotton ball and apply a plaster I continued to bleed - this went on for about 15 minutes !!

It stopped in the end - but that must have been the longest time I have ever spent donating blood.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

lol! when you wanna bleed you cant, and when you wanna stop you dont!

well done..i must get myself sorted for that...after all i am working in a hospital half the year now!