That's what you get from putting things like this in a competition setting. What were the prizes they could win for the group that donated the most? I'm never going to donate blood. I have a serious phobia towards needles, serious enough that I can't even watch someone else getting an injection without feeling queesy (I've fainted from seeing people getting injections on TV in the past, not kidding here) after several tortuous experiences when having blood drawn as a child (hurt sometimes for days afterwards due to the ineptness of the people doing the job). As a positive side-effect, I'm pretty immune from any temptation to try heroin [ April 15, 2004: Message edited by: Jeroen Wenting ]
Joined: May 17, 2001
So you would probably drop when they did the iron test. Spring loaded needle goes into the finger and they squeeze some blood into a tube. They then drop it into a solution as a quick iron test. They hold a contest here in town every year. Battle of the badges. You choose fire or police but there is nothing other than bragging rights involved. I would recommend anyone who can give blood should at least a couple times a year if not more.
Joined: Oct 12, 2000
I think the Red Cross sets a limit to two or three times a year for health reasons. Anything more and you might run into trouble yourself...