Gave Blood for the 4th Time (28th September 2007)
The room was fairly cold and it was raining outside. While the blood was being taken, it got really uncomfortable and quite painful. So I called a nurse over and she adjusted the needle. That made it better. Well, bearable. But it was still pretty unpleasant.
I was relieved when I’d filled the pouch! Once they stopped drawing blood it was fine and dandy.
The staff are all still friendly and relaxing, which is cool. And you still get free crisps, biscuits and cups of tea afterwards to replenish the fluid you lose. Plus, giving blood saves lives.