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#287239 - 11/30/17 04:38 AM Blood Donation
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6431
Loc: southern Cal
It's that time of year again. Around the holidays, the need for blood increases and donations slacken, leading to a chronic shortage. Consider donating - the stuff is highly useful and there is no substitute.

I am a regular donor - just gave yesterday. There is nothing I do that is as easy and yet so useful.
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#287240 - 11/30/17 04:56 AM Re: Blood Donation [Re: hikermor]
Bingley Offline

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1384
You've convinced me! I'll share a pint of my super awesome red ale...

#287241 - 11/30/17 06:31 AM Re: Blood Donation [Re: hikermor]
leemann Offline
Soylent Green

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 622
Loc: At the soylent green plant.
I would if I could but cannot due to a blood disorder had a replacement at birth and 2 transfusions.
It's the year 2022...People are still the same
They'll do anything to get what they need.
And they need Soylent Green.

#287246 - 12/01/17 02:51 PM Re: Blood Donation [Re: hikermor]
Jesselp Offline
What's Next?

Registered: 07/19/07
Posts: 262
Loc: New York
Thanks for the reminder.

Unfortunately, my version of a "life well lived" means that I often travel to places that knock me out of being an eligible donor for a year or so.

I'll be good to give again this January!
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in and around New York

#287247 - 12/01/17 04:22 PM Re: Blood Donation [Re: Jesselp]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6431
Loc: southern Cal
Yeah, being a homebody helps....I am intrigued at how the eligibility questionnaire has expanded since the "good old days"..., especially with foreign travel, AIDS, and mad cow disease.

Leemann, sorry to hear of your rough beginning. But your situation is precisely why donation by those eligible is so important. It is interesting that only 3% or so of those who are eligible do donate. If that percentage increased only slightly, we would be swimming in blood (probably not a good idea at that...)

Bingley, how did it go? How were the post donation snacks. I get really good popcorn...

Edited by hikermor (12/01/17 04:25 PM)
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#287256 - 12/04/17 04:33 AM Re: Blood Donation [Re: hikermor]
Bingley Offline

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1384
It appears I, too, have done too much traveling to donate, if my interpretation of the rules I find online is correct. However, I understand the person on site has the final authority, so I may still go and give it a shot.


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