I used to donate all the time. The last time I donated here at work, I got a letter in the mail stating that they saw some sort of auto-immune problem, but after retesting, the blood looked normal, but I couldn't donate blood anymore due to a Federal Law. They told me to check with my doctor which I did, and they took blood and found nothing. Two years later I was dx'd with UC. Every time I see the flyer for the blood donation drive, I feel sorry that I am not able to donate. I felt like it was such a worthwhile cause! So yes, I feel the same way as the writer!