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Diabetics can give blood :)

  

Michaela

Wildomar, CA
June 21, 2013
When I was in high school I was told that I couldn't give blood.... because I have Type 1 Diabetes. When I was 18 I was in my senior year of high school, and thought lets try this again. So I went and asked they said I dont think you can but you can sign up. So when I signed up they gave me a paper.... on the back it says what ables and enables you to give blood. I went home and read the paper and as long as I have never had insulin made from "cows" I could donate. I was sooo happy that i was able to donate, because I knew that meant I was going to help people. I have friends that have Type 1 Diabetes, and when I told them that they are able to give blood they were soo happy. So I say if you can give blood do it at least once haha make it a bucket list thing, because I tried it once and will continue to do so whenever I can.