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Give Blood
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johnridley From: johnridley Date: June 1st, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good job! Glad everything went well. It usually does but weird things can happen.

My main problem in giving blood for the last couple of years is that I'm usually riding in, unless I become eligible just before an at-work drive. I show up thirsty and slam down a half pint of water or so, and then it takes 10 minutes for my oral temp to get back up to where they'll accept it.

It also took 3 or 4 consecutive drives with me showing up in bike gear for them to stop fussing about me riding 5+ miles home afterwards. They didn't bug me about it at all last time.

Oddly, last time I gave a few weeks ago my BP was up significantly, after 4 consecutive drops at previous drives; from 108/78 to 132/74. Probably just a weird reading, but I'll find out in 4 weeks or so at the next drive whether it was a fluke.
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