"nona" wrote:yesterday I donated blood at work, they come by every three months or so and I always donate kinda a memory of a passed love one thing. It's my 12th time, I have never got sick or anything and they ask me to do a double unit, I said sure why not.
45 minutes later...
as I was finishing up I passed out and they said my body temp dropped 6 degrees they freaked out so I was told. three hours of laying down and two waters and three gatorades and of course the crackers they forced me to eat I was up...to going home.
I was telling this to my son's g/f who's in the middle of doing a nursing degree and is also a blood donor. She said that in the UK taking a double unit is unheard of. It's one unit and that's the lot. You can donate once every 3 months. She was a bit horrified to know they'd taken two!