Glenn McDavid (gmcdavid) wrote,
Glenn McDavid
gmcdavid

Another ice pack

For the second time in 48 hours I am wearing an ice pack. The nurse at the Red Cross decided to try a different vein for apheresis (platelet donation). It did not work. Two other nurses tried to adjust it. No joy. In fact, considerable pain. They had to unplug me.

In eight weeks or so, when we try this again, we will go back to the other vein, which has served well for 35 years of blood donations. The first nurse today saw the needle marks from all those years and thought it should be retired. Not so.

This was an honest error--"it seemed like a good idea at the time. The nurses were very apologetic. No harm done, except possibly for a bruise on my arm. I will be back.
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