Blood donors

Question: Does anyone know if it is OK to give blood while suffering from RSI? IS it possible that it could make it worse? I want to give blood but don’t know how it will affect me. Let me know of your experiences, please.

Answer: I give blood without any adverse affects. I even gave it 1 week after a steroid injection! As long as you fulfill all the criteria laid down by them, then all should be ok.  A problem I did experience was the gripping & releasing of the ‘thing’ (don’t know the name) whilst the “blood-letting’ takes place. (Sorry about my sick sense of humor :-} ) . My hand was tired very quickly but I managed to keep going and was ok after.  If you have any worries then ask the doctor at the donor session.


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