Yes you should give blood. You can still have a tattoo and donate blood as long as its been a year since you got the tattoo. I am a blood donor and give every 56 days! I am 0 postive and they are always calling me to donate. Drinking wine is okay, because when you donate, your blood is filtered and cleaned! :o)
I donate with Lifeshare Blood Center in Louisiana. But you can donate at local hospital, pathology lab or a blood center. Each month over 14,000 caring people donate blood with LifeShare Blood Centers to assure an adequate supply for patients in area hospitals. Every day in our area patients need 470 units of blood components.
Statistics show that one out of every three people will need a blood transfusion during their lifetime. Last year, numerous patients were helped with more than 178,000 units of blood and blood components from donors for patient’s transfusion needs from over 165,000 donors. All blood donors are important, but if you are type O or AB, you are special because type O negative red blood cells and type AB plasma can be transfused to any patient. Your donations are VITAL - please donate as often as you can, every 56 days for red blood cells and every 28 days for plasma.
Just remember you can save up to 4 lives when you donate!! Save lives, donate blood!! Plus it makes ya feel good knowing that you can save up to 4 lives just by donating blood.
Ohh about the needles, there is alittle sting, but no pain afterwards..... just look the other way! If I could, I would hold your hand! :o) Have done it many of times!! Also be sure that you eat a good breakfast and lunch before you donate! Be a hero and go and donate! Good luck!