Donating Blood

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Donalda Bint (not her real name I should maybe mention) offers a suggestion on how to get through the christmas shopping nightmare (it’s in the comments). Seems like a good way to do it, but unfortunately it’s not an option for me. I’m not fond of needles but that isn’t why.. the reason is simple: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). Ohhh look at those big medical words.

Essentially my cholesterol is too high, at last check it was 6.3 (ideally you should be lower than 5), it is a genetic ‘flaw’ inherited from my Dad, who takes daily medication to keep his under control. Nothing too serious as I’m aware of it, but the doctor said no donating blood for me until it was lower. He also said that it typically doesn’t level itself out until I’m about 30. Which is now. Guess I need to make an appointment.

Ohh and if I suddenly stop blogging, the last sentence in the article will be why.