I have donated blood from 18 until about 22 and been knocked back a couple of times because my blood pressure was too low, 90/60. Back then they used to give us iron tablets to take afterwards so our iron levels wouldn’t get too low. After I had my kids I donated a few times then had another gap. 5 years ago I started donating blood and plasma, but have now stopped the plasma as it takes a little bit too long for me and I hate the cold feeling that goes through me on the last part of donating the plasma. I like the nice snacks and drinks we get to have afterwards and the feeling of having done something to help others.
Published 26th January 2020