3rd Blood Donation (27th April 2007)
Four months after my second blood donation I gave again. The advise is that you can give blood up to three times per year, each donation being 12 weeks apart like mine was. (Sorry, there's no anchor for that particular answer in their FAQ.)
My donation went a lot faster this time, taking less than 5 minutes. There was a bit of “splashback” because my veins were so prominent. They have to strike a balance between getting the needle in square and preventing the process becoming the closing scene of Reservoir Dogs. It was just a couple of drops and given how fast the donation was, I reckon they got it perfect.
Fourth donation will probably be end of September or the start of October. Summer will be over by then, so I want to fit in lots of other activities before. Particularly stuff with Fliss.