Blog: How I fainted during my first blood donation and why I will try it again

Foreigners with permanent or temporary residence can donate blood too.

Firstimer during blood donation. Firstimer during blood donation. (Source: SME )

“Could you be an actor in my video about blood donation?” my fellow reporter at the Slovak Sme daily asked me one day. “We want to point out the decreasing numbers of donors during summer months.”

The question struck me since I had never thought about blood donation before. I have never had serious health issues despite those I brought on myself by careless sport activities. I should be an ideal donor and yet I never tried before.

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I felt ashamed and I said yes. I would gladly donate my blood.

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