Fainting after giving blood!!
HI, I am new to the board, just wondering if anyone here has ever fainted while giving blood?
Yesterday, was my second donation, after it was done, I drank some orange juice and a cookie, my daughter-in-law and I walked to the car and I started it up, in just an instant I started feeling light headed and lost my hearing. I laid my head on the door and passed right out. when I came to, there were a ton of people around me and I was covered in vomit. They said I had been out for about 10 min. and they couldn't get me to come around. I don't remember any of it, not to mention, peeing all over myself in the whole process. They kept asking me if I were under stress of some kind.
What is weird, is the fact that I felt just fine going to the car, then BAM!
My daughter in law said my eyes were slammed shut and my lips were twitching. I thought most people only passed out for a minute or two and then came to and all was fine.
Anyone elese ever do this????? or know why in the world this would happen??