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Old Oct 31, 08, 9:44 am
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122523396064077821.html

The use/view of blood has certainly changed in the last 5-10 years.

"The latest efforts to manage blood supplies come amid a shrinking pool of potential donors. Tighter screening for infectious disease and other potential complications have reduced the donor pool to about 37% of Americans, a study last year showed. That's down sharply from the more than 60% long considered the level of potential donors"

Probably shrinking because of this fact said earlier in the article,
"Doctors have traditionally thought blood was absolutely safe, and don't see why they should withhold it from patients. But the modern view is that when we give blood unnecessarily we cause measurable harm to patients," says Timothy Hannon, medical director of the blood-management program at St. Vincent Indianapolis..."

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Old Nov 16, 08, 1:51 pm
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Your blood type is: O+
Last Donation:
Date: 11/04/2008
Type: Whole Blood
Location: North Branch - Address will change on 11/17/08
Last Cholesterol: 194
Year to Date:
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Gallons: 3/8 th(s)
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Old Nov 16, 08, 9:11 pm
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Uh-huh, and if they said "No black blood" or "No jew blood" you'd feel the same about using FlyerTalk to promote it?
Definitely. I would not want the person who needs blood to be denied it because of the bigotry of others.

Incidentally, that person could be Black, Jewish, or -- yes -- gay. There are no such restrictions on recipients.
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Old Nov 16, 08, 10:22 pm
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So I used to give blood every 8 weeks in High School (after age 17) with my buddies. It was our thing every two months. We would have a competiytion with each other to see who could push out the pint faster

But then they changed the rules and because I was born in Germany in 81 (and only lived there 3 months, as a baby) I could no longer give blood... It seems that with such a need for blood they shouldn't be turning people away....
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Old Nov 16, 08, 10:29 pm
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So I used to give blood every 8 weeks in High School (after age 17) with my buddies. It was our thing every two months. We would have a competiytion with each other to see who could push out the pint faster

But then they changed the rules and because I was born in Germany in 81 (and only lived there 3 months, as a baby) I could no longer give blood... It seems that with such a need for blood they shouldn't be turning people away....
East or West?
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Old Feb 24, 09, 1:35 pm
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Old Feb 24, 09, 10:15 pm
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I was just thinking about this thread earlier today as I drove past the hospital. Thanks for the bump. Saved me the trouble.

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Old Mar 4, 09, 10:22 pm
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I gave blood again today.

Still a lot of hassles giving blood; they said I can give blood more regularly, no thanks. A bit of paperwork to fill out.

They had cheese and biscuits back this time so I took twice as much as I needed, making up for last year.
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Old Mar 4, 09, 10:49 pm
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They tried to have apheresis but I didn't have a lot of time and I haven't done that procedure before so I didn't want to be in a hurry!

In fact they called me as I was driving the Carmel, IN donation center.
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Old May 4, 09, 7:05 pm
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Indiana Blood Center. Fishers, IN location
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Old May 4, 09, 9:55 pm
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It's a good thing to give blood. Thanks.
Now that you mention it, I'm overdue.

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Old May 4, 09, 10:47 pm
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Now that you mention it, I'm overdue.
Don't panic yet. First do a pregnancy test.
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Old May 4, 09, 11:12 pm
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Old May 5, 09, 2:03 am
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Tried to do a platelet apheresis donation this last time, rather than whole blood - unfortunately, they couldn't get a good reverse flow and had to call the thing off. I'll probably try again one of these days, but my next one will be whole blood again.
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Old Jul 26, 09, 4:59 pm
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Your blood type is: O+
Last Donation:
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Year to Date:
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Gallons: 4/8 th(s)
Lifetime to Date:
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