"The Book of Me, Written by You" - Blood Group

The prompt for the week is:    
Do you have a safe place?
The Brief:
  • Do you know your blood group? Many people don't.
  • In fact here in the UK many General Practitioners (family doctors) do not even know or have it on record.
  • A simple and yet important snippet of information.
  • Do you have a popular blood group?
  • What about other members of your family?
This topic is going to be a very short and sweet topic. No one in the family, that I know of, gave blood. I did when I was in high school because they were doing a blood drive, but I also wanted to know what blood group I was in.

The information I got back was that I was O+.

One of the receipts from when I first started to donate blood in 1991.

After this point, I did give blood at least 3 times a year. However, since moving to Australia, I have gone in to donate only to be told the first time I needed to wait over 6 months after an IVF round in order to donate.

However since then, I found that due to a medical issue, I have low iron stores and cannot donate any longer. I have to take iron tablets in order to keep be from becoming an anemic.

However, I still do show my Red Cross blood card which states which blood type I have. I also carry it with me so if I ever get into an accident, the emergency persons know about my blood type.

  Check back for the continuation of "The Book of me, Written by You" series.    

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