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Old Jul 8, 11, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by goalie View Post
Donating blood as we speak.
You type better one-handed than I would. Donated back in June, after they called to get my wife in, as my latest 1-year deferral from going someplace with a malaria risk was up.

Also got a letter in the mail suggesting I come in to try platelet apheresis again - the last time they couldn't get a back flow, and it didn't go properly.
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Old Jul 8, 11, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by nkedel View Post
You type better one-handed than I would. Donated back in June, after they called to get my wife in, as my latest 1-year deferral from going someplace with a malaria risk was up.

Also got a letter in the mail suggesting I come in to try platelet apheresis again - the last time they couldn't get a back flow, and it didn't go properly.
Actually, it's one thumb at a time as I have a dumb/non-smart phone
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Old Jul 8, 11, 12:29 pm
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Actually, it's one thumb at a time as I have a dumb/non-smart phone
LOL, glad to know I'm not the only one who still has a dumb phone.
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Old Jul 24, 11, 11:08 am
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Your blood type is: O+
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Type: Whole Blood
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Old Jul 24, 11, 7:06 pm
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They don't let the gays donate blood, so I haven't since high school.
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Old Aug 26, 11, 8:46 am
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Donate a pint of blood to the American Red Cross before 8/31 and receive a coupon for a free box of six pieces of chocolate-dipped fruit. http://www.ediblearrangements.com/redcross/

One Coupon per store visit.
Offer expires 09/15/11. Valid for pickup only. Not valid online or through the call center. Calling store ahead is recommended. Offer valid on select products. Fruit selection varies and is subject to availability. Containers may vary. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Coupon must be presented upon pickup. Offer code must be used when placing the order. Offer valid at participating Edible Arrangements retail stores in U.S. only. Offer not valid in AK, CO, DE, FL, HI, IA, ID, LA, MN,MT, NV, NM, ND, PR, SD, WI, WY. One coupon provided per donation opportunity. Coupon is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Open 7 days a week. Fruit selection will vary.
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Old Sep 5, 11, 11:10 pm
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Another blood donation today, which reminds me to reply to this thread.

BP: 124/82
Blood: A+

So many questions to answer and it takes about an 1 hour to and from work.

15 donations in 7 years, or there abouts.

And the cheese and biscuits are back.
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Old Sep 15, 11, 10:42 am
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Anyone ever give platelets? I'm donating platelets later in the week.
Yes.

I have donated platelets at least 120 times.

I will be more than happy to answer questions about apheresis.
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Old Sep 15, 11, 11:45 am
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I'm one of those among the many groups currently not allowed to donate blood, after some years of doing so. I travel too frequently to places with malaria, and in particular with falciparum malaria. (It's off topic, so I will refrain from discussing underlying rationales, etc.)

Eventually, better and cheaper blood testing / screening - maybe even futuristic processing of blood products - will probably lower some of the donor barriers. In the meantime, I certainly encourage and thank those who are able to donate and are doing so.

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They don't let the gays donate blood, so I haven't since high school.
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Old Sep 15, 11, 12:52 pm
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It's been more than the 56 days, and I'm ready to give blood once I'm off of antibiotics and such. I usually donate at work, but our blood drives are usually only once a quarter.
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Old Sep 15, 11, 5:45 pm
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There are good reasons not to donate - but when those are done, it's time to let the blood flow again. Glad you are nearly done.

Originally Posted by kipper View Post
It's been more than the 56 days, and I'm ready to give blood once I'm off of antibiotics and such. I usually donate at work, but our blood drives are usually only once a quarter.
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Old Sep 15, 11, 9:45 pm
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Originally Posted by gfunkdave View Post
They don't let the gays donate blood, so I haven't since high school.
I read that restriction is being relaxed (but not entirely lifted) in the UK, maybe that will spread.
http://healthland.time.com/2011/09/1...be-far-behind/
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Old Sep 16, 11, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
There are good reasons not to donate - but when those are done, it's time to let the blood flow again. Glad you are nearly done.
Yes it is. Although, I do get slightly annoyed that if I want to give blood every 56 days, I usually end up missing the blood drives at work, since they don't hold them every 56 days.
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Old Oct 5, 11, 12:52 pm
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Donating blood as we speak

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Old Oct 5, 11, 1:07 pm
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I'm behind a few weeks in donating - I just enrolled in American Cancer Society's http://www.cps3indy.com long term study yesterday so that delayed me!
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