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I experienced V-V three times in my forties: 1: during a drive I felt a nausea and had to return home, Upon opening my driveway gate (manually) I experienced a "dead-faint" and regained consciousness in an ambulance. that was the first time I heard the term "Vaso-Vagal Syndrome". 2: One evening a small child gave me a severe poke in the eye. I was fine for almost an hour, when suddenly I passed out and was seizing. Again, I was rushed to the hospital. Again i heard "Vaso-Vagal" from the attending doctors. 3: Yesterday I donated blood due to the horrible attack on our country by terrorists. I was fine throughout the procedure and not the slightest bit nervous. I've had my blood drawn many times with no difficulty. I remember telling the nurse that I felt a little lightheaded and the next thing I know, I was surrounded by doctors and an emergency team. I had "coded blue" - I had no pulse, was blue in color and my eyes were open, though I could not see or hear. When I finally came to, the docotrs were getting ready to prepare me for the elecric shock de- fib. The doctor was relieved to see me come around on my own. I received one unit of sline and sugar water through IV and was up and around about four hours later. Again, Vaso-Vagal was discussed. They said there is nothing that can be done about it, and that I probably shouldn't give blood anymore. Is there truly nothing that can be done about this? I'm a 45 year old male in otherwise great shape...I exercise daily and coach soccer.