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Nobody wears a white coat any more...
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
Rejection. How sad.
I went to the Red Cross with Angel. They said "Are you donating too?" Sure. Why not? And then they asked my blood type, and I looked down at the little sheet they gave me, and I said: B-negative. And they got very excited. And asked if I wanted to donate double red cells.
They need my blood. Too bad I couldn't pass the pulse test.
I don't know why I can't get my pulse under 100. I think it's the caffeine and the sugar and the stress and the extra 80 pounds or so I'm carrying around. I can cut out the caffeine and the sugar. I can try to lower the stress, and, well, there's Curves on those 80 pounds. But will cutting out the caffeine and sugar lower it enough so I can give tomorrow? If they're asking me to give double reds, they need my blood type. And I want to donate. Dammit.

Have found a charming little purple lingerie jacket to go with my black clothing and the boots. Am attempting to decide whether I should leave it as is, put a couple of chain-and-ring hookups on the front, or if I should scrap it and go with the denim jacket. Anyone?
Also acquired a full-length trench coat in professional-looking cloth for half-off. Exceedingly good day.

Tomorrow: Biochemistry. Yucch.

now feeling:: disappointed disappointed

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wintercolours From: wintercolours Date: May 13th, 2003 08:31 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I know this feeling of rejection, actually. Right after I went vegetarian, I went in for my regular blood-giving... I felt like I'd done something wrong, or WAS wrong, when they said my iron was too low. Like, physically, bodily, the very core of me was not good enough. It seems a strange thing to think, but from the way they assured me I knew it was fairly common. There's nothing you can do now, no matter how much they need your blood - but you'll do what you can when you, uhm, can. :) Which was what I did, and now that's just a memory...
attickah From: attickah Date: May 14th, 2003 03:58 am (UTC) (etched in stone)


I've been rejected several times...not for iron problems (mine is always good) or blood pressure (mine is usually good bordering on low) or pulse problems...but because my eczema picks the day or two before I want to give blood to flare up...so they reject me because I'm having an immune response and they don't want to pass that on to the person who would get my blood. :-(

On another note, I'm not sure how much weight has to do with that--I say this simply because my father has always, always been accepted to donate blood (up until his hip replacement and the blood thinners that went with it). I would say he's more than 80 lbs overweight--because at the last weight I knew he was, his BMI is around 43.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: May 14th, 2003 06:25 am (UTC) (etched in stone)

Re: Blood...

Poor physical condition can increase heart rate, just like good physical condition can decrase it :)
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