Trouble giving blood (same and EC)

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Registered: 10-09-2008
Trouble giving blood (same and EC)
Tue, 02-08-2011 - 9:37am

Yesterday I had an appointment and got to hear LO's heartbeat 140! Anywho I couldn't give blood when the Dr wanted it.l I drank a lot before I went in and I have never had that that problem before. Any ideas?

My sweet baby boys Josh and Jesse were born into the arms of Jesus on January 11th 2008. They will always be missed and remain living in my heart forever!

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Registered: 02-19-2007
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 7:40am
Sometimes I think it depends on the the person drawing blood too.
I usually never have a problem but awhile ago when getting blood for one of my m/cs the nurse whose taken it before & knows whats she's doing...stuck in needle & nothing, I mean nothing.
Actually I think it happened another time too. I drank tons of water as I dont want them drawing forever. They had to move the needle around all over & it was gross, but they finally got a vein.
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Registered: 05-13-2007
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 3:56pm

Bummer. I am inclined to say a bad tech also. I have bad vains and often have a hard time. I have found that younger less experanced techs have a harder time. I am glad my Dr office has an older lady she always gets the vain. I also know my body by now I have one good vain the other arm is totally useless.