"Unfair treatment at blood donation"
About: NHS Blood and Transplant NHS Blood and Transplant
Posted by CAMHS user (as ),
I went to donate blood for the second time in Gosport.
All the tests and questions were fine so I went ahead to the beds. After removing my cardigan my self harm scars were visible although all scarred and no fresh wounds. The woman in charge of putting the needle in and everything looked at my arms and very loudly said that "my arms may make people feel uncomfortable and so I am not going to let you donate blood today". This meant that I had to go away, very embarrassed at having it pointed out and upset that I wasn't being treated fairly for an old condition.
I would've understood if there were any fresh injuries that there could be an infection risk but they were all old and posed no risk and no where near to the donation site.
Also I later found out that they had put a stop on my donation and put on my record that it was because of a delayed faint after my last donation which was untrue.
Very very disappointed in the service