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When did you last give blood?

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4 Aug
7:55am, 4 Aug 2021
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LindsD
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4 Aug
7:56am, 4 Aug 2021
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LindsD
I had 111g/l once and was told to go straight to GP. It's upsetting but v common, especially for women. There are a lot of us in here who have been refused because of iron levels. Thank you for going.
4 Aug
7:57am, 4 Aug 2021
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NRGEE
i was declined as a blood donor today as my haemoglobin was 118g/l and has to be 125g/l or above for a lady. A bit peeved as had cost £15.50 taxi fares! Am a 1st time donor and with a complex medical history it needs reviewing by 2 clinicians and my GP may be contacted as well as my psychiatrist.
4 Aug
8:12am, 4 Aug 2021
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HappyG(rrr)
I've been bumped for low Hb too NRG but you can do it again in 6 months. Just need to eat more iron rich foods. Spinach, like Popeye. Or red meat if you're not veggie. Or iron supplements is what I do. Good effort volunteering though. Well done. :-) G
4 Aug
3:41pm, 4 Aug 2021
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jelly (limegreenjelly)
I used to have problems with haemaglobin all the time Nrgee, I don’t take anything or eat anything iron rich but I think I get my vitamins and iron from eating fortified cornflakes and rice crispies!

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