Glad to say that Prince Pooper is back on donating, my nagging eventually paid off and they are now giving 'Special Treatment' to O- donors and chasing him for every drop! He books his appointment by phone.I reached 54 donations before I was no longer allowed to donate due to an autoimmune disease (and probably now the meds I'm on). Mum was RH- and Dad RH+ so I'm lucky to even be here as after child no 1 in the 1950s/1960's her body had set up the antibodies to reject any further babies. So like the rest of my siblings I was an early Caesar, blue and jaundiced! Mum was AB- so the rarest group and a regular donor between babies. I did persuade Prince Pooper to start donating - he's O - so they want lots, and he has clocked up about 30. As mentioned above, when they changed from booking apt in person after the donation to going on line, he never seems to get round to it. I keep nagging, and hopefully he'll get back in the system again.
Shortly after stopping donating, I became anaemic due to my medical condition so I would have had to stop anyway, although iron tablets every day seem to be keeping that under control.
If you can, please donate. How would you like it if the operation of a loved one was cancelled due to a shortage of blood?.