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    Well, I've put my hand up to donate blood tomorrow and I'm absolutely crapping myself. Firstly, does it hurt? And what should I do to prepare myself?

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    Just relax. The whole procedure is painless and the people doing it are experts. You will be fine. Incidently well done

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    Enjoy the cuppa and bikkies after!

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    Good on you, darkstar09.
    It doesn't really hurt, I just found it was better to relax and not look at the procedure.
    As has been mentioned, the cuppa and bikkies are welcome.

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    I always feel bad for not doing it, but the last time I had even a small amount of blood drawn I fainted
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    I just had a look at my card. 32 previous donations. I'm not allowed to do it anymore as I've passed the age limit.

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    When ever I've donated, hardly even felt the needle. First time I ever went, they had TV on, I was watching something, next thing I knew she was saying just squeeze the rubber ball slowly - eh! -- Didn't feel a thing.

    The people doing it are usually very good ( we went to the hospital donation clinic ), it actually hurts more pulling off the sticky plaster they put on awards then the actual procedure.
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    Good to hear!

    After reading all these, I should actually be able to sleep tonight

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