[LMB] Gave blood today.

Helen Fenton hifenton at internode.on.net
Mon Sep 23 16:50:30 BST 2019

> On 20 Sep 2019, at 1:50 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> From: Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
> I went in and gave blood again today.  I think that two more donations will
> get me to 12 gallons.
> Gwynne: Well done!  You're way ahead of me.
> And the last time I went in they couldn't get a vein. They tried - oh how
> they tried - but after a certain number of attempts (STABS!!!!) they
> have to stop. I'm going again next week. Fingers crossed.
> I don't like all the needles, but any time you can help others by lying
> back and doing nothing is fine by me.
> --
> I envy you Eric.  I donated every three months when I was in college. Then after my son was born my veins were destroyed by three months of cortisone Iv's.  I turned up at the Red Cross clinic and they said said that my veins in my arms were destroyed  it was too difficult to get blood out of me. They were not going to go though he'll just to get my plain old O+


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