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World Blood Donor Day Nexcare

World Blood Donor Day is coming up on June 14th, and Nexcare has decided to give away some limited edition and rather fashionable Give Bandages to everyone who pledges to give blood.

The more friends you get to support your pledge, the cooler the version of Give Bandages you will receive!

I know this isn’t a very wowing freebie, but giving blood is a very needed and worthwhile cause.  So jump in there get over the fear of the needle and do it!

(The registered nurse in me feels the need to add “it only hurts for a second”… they teach us to say that in nursing school)

    • Kerri L.

      This mom of two boys with a bleeding disorder goes through a million bandages so this freebie DOES wow me! :)

    • Kelly K.

      As a student entering my freshman year of college in the fall I have been trying to apply for as many scholarships as possible. One that I am working towards is with Community Blood Centers of the Carolinas. I am hosting a blood drive at the local west Cabarrus YMCA and the more donors I get the better chance I have of winning the scholarship. If anyone in the Concord/Charlotte, NC area is interested in donating, please send me an email at kerschnerk11  @yahoo:twitter .com. Save the date on June 21 from 3:30-7:30
      Every drop counts so even if you don't live in my area please try and donate this summer. Since most donors are students the blood banks run low over the summer due to school being out.

      Thanks!

    • Davahodges

      In Chattanooga, they will give you 50 dollars for the first 5 times you donate plasma, along with varied compensation after that.  Why not save a life and get paid at the same time?

      • D-

        Donating Plasma is not saving a life but it is furthering medical research, plasma centers can pay people because the products are not going for human use, blood banks collect blood for a cookie and juice or soda in exchange no money is exchanged. (I work for a blood bank and have done so for 12 years now)

        • Davahodges

          Medical research saves lives

          • Razlmz

            True but not directly and not immediately the way that donating whole blood does.  So keep on doing plasma for sure but try to alternate some whole blood donations in there as well.  Every time you give whole blood, you can save up to 3 lives so it's a win win for everyone!

      • Amy

        Definitely the way to go if you are a college student. That $50 helped more than it might seem. Now, I donate to the blood bank pretty regularly (even though they can't pay) because I know I'm helping someone.

        • Davahodges

          I have donated whole blood in the past as well, but with the economy the way it is, plasma works better for me right now.

          • Marie

            Well my thought is, if they make medicine out of the plasma than someone has gotta do it and why not get paid while doing it, after all it is a longer process.

      • Razlmz

        Actually, the plasma that you donate does not get transfused into a patient.  It is actually against the law to pay someone to donate a “transfusable product.”  The plasma is actually sold to pharmeceutical companies who use it to make drugs. 
        When you donate blood to the American Red Cross, all of your blood products are directly transfused into a sick or dying person and infact, 3 patients can be helped with your donation. Please consider doing that in addition to donating plasma for money.

    • Kim N.

      Unfortunately, I can't give blood. I've been out of the country too often to too many places not deemed “safe”. Even though my blood is just fine, I'm considered high risk or something, so no one lets me give blood. If I had the universal donor type, they might make an exception, but I have the universal recipient type. I try to make up for this by encouraging others to donate often. It doesn't upset me too much, though, because I don't do well with needles.

      • Razlmz

        The travel guidelines are very specific and very country to country and city to city even!  So you should call your local American Red Cross blood center to make sure that you are not eligible.  Also, some locations simply require a 12 months waiting period before donating.  Travel criteria have changed a lot in the past several years to please don't discount yourself without checking to be sure first. And I always advise donors who are not eligble to check back annually because things always change! (I work at a blood center)

    • SDlifer10

      I live in CA and donate blood a couple times a year.  I've been donating for 10 years now.  During times of natural disasters or emergencies, a lot more people donate at once.  However, any day is a good day.  Everyday there is a car accident somewhere or another tragedy.  Your blood could very well save someone's life.  I think it's about time i can donate again, so thanks Jenny for reminding me with this cute bandage :)

      • Razlmz

        You can actually donate blood 6 times per year or every 56 days.   So donate away!

    • Tam

      I wish I could donate blood, but my mother died of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease 2 years ago, which 1 in 1,000,000 people world wide contract per year. The disease is like mad cow disease in how the symptoms are the same, but yet it is not. My children used to donate blood when they were in high school and then in college; now they can NEVER donate blood, nor can their children, and their children. So sad. Better to err on the safe side though.
      Blessings to ALL of you who DO donate blood!

    • Jennifer

      I just donated on Thursday so I'm not eligible until late July.  For all of those who can give, please do so!

    • Mellon

      made an appointment to donate patelets on Wed. this week.