Do you have a safe place?
- 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?
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.