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Leonard Holloway
@jakedduck1

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Blood Donation, whole blood, Platelets, Red Cells, Plasma

Posted by @jakedduck1, Tue, Jan 1 6:05am

I’ve always wanted to donate but at 20 I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B so it never happened until I wised up a mere 45 years later when I asked for the Antibody and Antigen testing. Never had HepB
Have been deferred last 5 times mostly from low Hemoglobin. My doctor says I’m anemic from Chronic Illness. My question is how to build up my iron level, liver isn’t going to happen. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your help,
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Hi I worked for the blood bank denying people because of !ow hemoglobin the red cross told me tell people to eat raisins this will do the trick .Happy New Year

@lioness

@jakedduck1 Hi I worked for the blood bank denying people because of !ow hemoglobin the red cross told me tell people to eat raisins this will do the trick .Happy New Year

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@lioness
I was so excited today at the Red Cross. My Hemoglobin was high enough to be able to donate. I was deferred 4 times for low hemoglobin and once for high blood pressure. Today I was able to donate Platelets. My doctor said I may have to stop giving blood.
I read only 5% of people donate. That’s a shameful number. Please donate. Each donation can potentially save 3 lives, who wouldn’t want to help save lives.
Help encourage your friends and families to donate.
Please give,
Jake

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@lioness
I was so excited today at the Red Cross. My Hemoglobin was high enough to be able to donate. I was deferred 4 times for low hemoglobin and once for high blood pressure. Today I was able to donate Platelets. My doctor said I may have to stop giving blood.
I read only 5% of people donate. That’s a shameful number. Please donate. Each donation can potentially save 3 lives, who wouldn’t want to help save lives.
Help encourage your friends and families to donate.
Please give,
Jake

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@jakedduck1 My dad donated every six weeks for over 20 years. I used to donate, but in 1988 when they diagnosed systemic lupus, I was told I could no longer donate. At that point I had even been matched for apherhesis and bone marrow donation.
Ginger

@jakedduck1

@lioness
I was so excited today at the Red Cross. My Hemoglobin was high enough to be able to donate. I was deferred 4 times for low hemoglobin and once for high blood pressure. Today I was able to donate Platelets. My doctor said I may have to stop giving blood.
I read only 5% of people donate. That’s a shameful number. Please donate. Each donation can potentially save 3 lives, who wouldn’t want to help save lives.
Help encourage your friends and families to donate.
Please give,
Jake

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@lioness I used to donate every chance I got until I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at age 20. My husband also donated until he developed a bloodborne illness. My oldest son has donated a great deal but has not started again since moving across the state. It is the easiest and best way to be helpful.

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