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Old Mar 3, 11, 7:20 am
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Gave another lot of blood during the week, so thought I should bump the thread.

Blood Type A+
Been giving blood once a year for the last 4 years, one thing they didn't have this year was the biscuits and cheese. They need to bring them back so I can donate more.

What is handy is the reference on your weight and blood pressure, and both are going up, if only slightly.
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Old Mar 3, 11, 1:06 pm
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Donating blood as we speak.

BP: 121/72
Pulse 73
Donation # 72
Blood type: Red
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Old Mar 3, 11, 2:41 pm
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Old Mar 4, 11, 12:40 am
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Originally Posted by goalie View Post
Donating blood as we speak.

BP: 121/72
Pulse 73
Donation # 72
Blood type: Red
I was looking for this thread on the IPhone and couldn't find it fast enough while giving blood, so waited until I got home to post.
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Old Apr 28, 11, 7:58 am
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Donating a pint of A- this Sunday at a local blood drive.
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Old Apr 30, 11, 6:21 am
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Originally Posted by nkedel View Post
Also, if you travel a lot internationally, it's worth calling ahead to find out if you've been anywhere which will lead to a deferral - after spending a week in the Philippines this spring, I'm deferred til next Spring.
That is the downside to traveling and seeing the world.

I haven't been eligible to donate for some time due to restrictions for BSE and malaria, mostly--if it's a malaria risk country, that's a 12-month DQ. And the complete disqualification if you've spent 6+ months total in Europe since 1980 is a rough one, though I've yet to reach that mark.

I wonder if some of the other blood services have less stringent travel eligibility requirements? (These are based on the American Red Cross.)
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Old Apr 30, 11, 2:48 pm
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Old Apr 30, 11, 9:53 pm
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Your blood type is: A+

Last Donation:
Date: 04/27/2011
Type: Whole Blood
Location: Rockledge Branch
Last Cholesterol: 197

Year to Date:
Donations: 1

Lifetime to Date:
Donations: 9

Eligibility:
Whole Blood:
06/22/2011
Pheresis:
06/22/2011
Double Red Cells:
06/22/2011
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Old May 1, 11, 12:19 am
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I'm overdue (but amazingly they haven't been calling - must be because schools are still in session).
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Old May 1, 11, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by exerda View Post
That is the downside to traveling and seeing the world.

I haven't been eligible to donate for some time due to restrictions for BSE and malaria, mostly--if it's a malaria risk country, that's a 12-month DQ. And the complete disqualification if you've spent 6+ months total in Europe since 1980 is a rough one, though I've yet to reach that mark.

I wonder if some of the other blood services have less stringent travel eligibility requirements? (These are based on the American Red Cross.)
Blood Centers of the Pacific is essentially similar. I need to check if Queensland is a malaria-risk area; if it isn't, I'm eligible again now, if it is, not til Sept.
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Old May 2, 11, 2:47 am
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Quick bump to remind any eligible donors to get down there and save a life!

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Old May 26, 11, 2:53 pm
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Last Donation: Date: 5/16/2011
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Year to Date:
Credits: 1
Gallons: 2/8 th(s)
Lifetime to Date:
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Old Jun 22, 11, 7:13 am
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Just gave blood this morning at a blood drive at our office. Drank a half liter of water before donating, one in the canteen, and am halfway through another half liter.

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Old Jun 28, 11, 9:13 pm
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Another pint of A- donated this morning at the hospital.

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Old Jul 7, 11, 2:07 pm
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Donating blood as we speak.

Pint: #74
Pulse: 70
BP: 113/72
Blood: Red
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