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~~ On the subject of giving blood ~~

Posted by Ania On Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Once again I was at the hospital - but this time to sign up as a bloodgiver. Something I had wanted to do for a very long time - but wasn't able to until quite recently thanks to the changes in the laws regarding giving blood. You see - people who aren't born in Norway (or maybe it's Western Europe) wasn't allowed to give blood at all - even though you're adopted living pretty much all your life in Norway (bar the seven first months)...like me. Even Norwegians married to foreginers or adopteds weren't allowed to give blood. Anyways. That changed some months ago - and today I finally got around to drop by the Blood Bank to have my interview & samples taken. If everything is well - personally I think the only concern might be possible low iron deposit in the blood (right word?) - I may be allowed to give blood when my surgeries are done - sometime next year. Yay!

And you know - they're totally pampering those who gives blood! Seriously big difference - there's chocolate on the tables, various cookies, even Danish were served while I was there. There's an own refrigator with various soda & juices - free for all ofcourse. The absence of tabloids were quite noticeable too - I mean - in the other waitingrooms in the hospital the only things you can read are pretty much tabloids - glossy gossip mags, the hospitals own magazine and the occasional newspaper that someone's forgotten. Not so much at this waiting-room - there were only newspapers in this room - different ones - all new. Kinda like to say - "our patients are updated & educated people who doesn't read trashmags". They even use different needles when taking your blood - needles that are kinder to your skin kinda - even if it's just for some quick bloodsamples as I did today. Mmm...I so hope I'll be able to give blood =) Besides - you get cool gifts when you give blood - it's not allowed to pay for blood in Norway...but the gifts are really of the useful & nice kind imo :)

I've always been fascinated by syringes and needles ever since I was little (yes yes Eli... that layout is coming....sometime....:p)..always the first to volunteer for vaccines and stuff at school....loved having bloodsamples taken....I guess if I wasn't such a nice girl I might as well be lost in drugs and stuff because of my fascination with them ;p

No new layouts that I can share yet - so I'll show you my HSS-september-layouts in the meantime - the first one showing Amalie who amazingly enough fell asleep while eating a chocolatecake (WOW!)..the second one showing Adrian - he discovered that he could make hearts with his fingers and thought that was so cool - and wanted me to take photos of him :)

Yay! Var innom blodbanken idag - har tenkt på å bli blodgiver lenge, men ikke kunnet melde meg frivillig pga de strenge reglene - bl.a. kunne ikke folk som var født i utlandet gi blod - og heller ikke nordmenn gift med disse - selv om det gjelder adopterte som har bodd i Norge i hele sitt liv - sånn som meg. Disse reglene ble myket opp for noen måneder siden, og idag ble jeg kalt inn til intervju og prøvetaking. Intervjuet gikk fint så det gjenstår bare å se om blodet mitt er godkjent nok - selv tror jeg mine muligens noe lave jernlagre kan sabortere min "karriere" som blodgiver - men da har jeg iallefall prøvd ikke sant? Vet ikke helt om jeg har lave jernlagre da, eller om det bare var et graviditetsproblem - men legen sa de ville finne ut av det i så tilfelle så.

Men! De som gir blod blir jo helt skjemt bort jo! Klart sykehuset er takknemlige for de som faktisk tar seg bryderiet med å gi blod (og å spise godt er jo viktig før man gir blod), men gosj ...vet ikke helt hva jeg forventa da men... det var konfektsjokolade på bordene, tre-fire forskjellige kjekstyper, gratis brus og juice i tillegg til kaffe og te og vann - og mens jeg var der så serverte de to-tre forskjellige typer wienerkaker og...
Yay. Hm. Kanskje det har noe med blodsukkeret å gjøre og når man gir blod? Dunno - men det var en kjekk opplevelse da :) Og så var bordene fulle av forskjellige aviser - liksom - det vanlige når man er på venterom er jo at det er forskjellige ukeblader og "Se og Hør" og "Nå" og sånn tilgjengelig - men nope - ikke her. Kun aviser var det gitt. Litt sånn "vi vet at de som gir blod ikke leser sånt"-inntrykk ellerno :p Selv utstyret som ble brukt til å tappe blod med var anerledes - med slange mellom nålen i huden og greia der man stikker reagensrørene inn i - for at det ikke skulle være ubehagelig for de som ga blod. Kjekt :) Håper de godkjenner blodet mitt da - alt står på blodprøvene nå liksom nå som intervjudelen var iorden :)

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5 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ On the subject of giving blood ~~'

  1. Vibeche Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2007/09/on-subject-of-giving-blood.html?showComment=1190745660000#c1200567571304720627'> 8:41 PM

    For noen herlig LO`er du har laget. Smeltet helt vekk her av begge 2. Herlige bilder :)
    Krysser fingrene for at du får en blodgiverkarriere ;)

     

  2. Heidi Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2007/09/on-subject-of-giving-blood.html?showComment=1190748240000#c3692574876709077718'> 9:24 PM

    HERLIGE layouter Ania!!! IMPONERT over hvordan du varierer i stil for tiden!!! Like spennende å se på dine produkter hver gang!!!

     

  3. http://aniia.blogspot.com/2007/09/on-subject-of-giving-blood.html?showComment=1190765820000#c7861179355369345686'> 2:17 AM

    Kjempe soete LOer, de ungene dine er helt utrolige <3

    Synes du er kjempe toeff som vil bli blodgiver! Saa krysser fingrene for at det gaar bra!
    Selv er jeg livredd naaler (ja, jeg vet det er litt rart naar jeg har valgt et yrke som tattovoer, og piercer...), men, jeg svimer av hver gang jeg maa ta blodproever, og bli vaksinert! lol!

     

  4. Catrine Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2007/09/on-subject-of-giving-blood.html?showComment=1190794080000#c3241354191939066647'> 10:08 AM

    Nydelige LO'er!
    Og så flott at du vil bli blodgiver! Håper det går i orden!
    Ha en fortsatt fin uke! *klem*

     

  5. http://aniia.blogspot.com/2007/09/on-subject-of-giving-blood.html?showComment=1190799240000#c2646729198022818117'> 11:34 AM

    Lykke til som blodgiver!
    Og for noen nydelige LO'er du har laget! :)

     

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