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Old Jun 4, 14, 3:58 am
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Dengue?! Nasty stuff.... Hope the blood bank doesn't run into any shortages as a result.
LOL Dengue outbreak here means (1-2 cases :P). I asked them and they said that blood donations from other centers would have to be flown up for stock.


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NY Blood Center just sent me an email that they're devaluing their points program. I'm surprised I haven't seen a thread about it on FT already.
WHAT?! you get points for donating?! Thats pretty cool.
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Old Jun 4, 14, 9:44 am
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NY Blood Center just sent me an email that they're devaluing their points program. I'm surprised I haven't seen a thread about it on FT already.
WHAT?! you get points for donating?! Thats pretty cool.
Don't most blood centers offer some kind of incentive? Here in central Florida, it's normally a $10 gift card from one of a dozen or so places. They regularly run $20 GC promotions for O neg, not sure about other types.
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Old Jun 8, 14, 7:04 am
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Don't most blood centers offer some kind of incentive? Here in central Florida, it's normally a $10 gift card from one of a dozen or so places. They regularly run $20 GC promotions for O neg, not sure about other types.
Ours typically offer an entry into a drawing for a $500 gift card somewhere, and usually give out some sort of cheesy promo like a shirt or reusable shopping bag.
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Old Jun 8, 14, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by djk7 View Post
Don't most blood centers offer some kind of incentive? Here in central Florida, it's normally a $10 gift card from one of a dozen or so places. They regularly run $20 GC promotions for O neg, not sure about other types.
Mine offers things like SF Giants' T-Shirts, 15%-25% off certs for Sports Basement and a $50 dining credit to Hornblower crusies
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In the NY Blood Center version, you accumulate points that are good towards a variety of things, but to get actual "stuff" you'd really have to donate a lot--I went for the movie theater gift card (looking forward to date night with the hubs using my "blood money"). Lately they have been having all sorts of promos for platelets and other products I can't do with free jackets/sweatshirts etc.
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Old Jun 8, 14, 8:48 pm
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In the NY Blood Center version, you accumulate points that are good towards a variety of things, but to get actual "stuff" you'd really have to donate a lot--I went for the movie theater gift card (looking forward to date night with the hubs using my "blood money&quot. Lately they have been having all sorts of promos for platelets and other products I can't do with free jackets/sweatshirts etc.
I forgot about that as The Blood Centers of The Pacific also have a points program where line you, I've gone to the movies as well
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At the Red Cross site I donated at, they'd occasionally have coupons from Dunkin Donuts or Cumberland Farms for a pound of coffee or a lunch pack. Also did get a t-shirt once.
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Old Jun 10, 14, 9:20 pm
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This thread is still active, after 11 + years on Flyertalk.
It's great that posters are still donating blood. Last week I donated another pint of A-.

FYI, please donate at hospitals. That saves them big dollars of not buying blood from the blood banks and the Red Cross.
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Old Jun 11, 14, 8:25 am
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This thread is still active, after 11 + years on Flyertalk.
It's great that posters are still donating blood. Last week I donated another pint of A-.

FYI, please donate at hospitals. That saves them big dollars of not buying blood from the blood banks and the Red Cross.
Yes , Yes and I didn't know that so it looks like I'm gonna have to re-consider where I donate
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Originally Posted by dhammer53 View Post
This thread is still active, after 11 + years on Flyertalk.
It's great that posters are still donating blood. Last week I donated another pint of A-.

FYI, please donate at hospitals. That saves them big dollars of not buying blood from the blood banks and the Red Cross.
As far as I can tell, local hospitals here don't have facilities for donors, they direct you to the local blood bank. In one case, one location of a local hospital chain rents space to the blood bank for a donation center.
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Old Jun 25, 14, 12:43 pm
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Well, I'm slowly getting over my phobia/disdain of the Amicus (double-needle) machines. Went in this morning to give another 3 units of platelets.

(For me, if I'm on a single-needle machine, it takes about 120 minutes to give a double. On the double-needle machines, I can usually give a triple in about 110-115 minutes. )
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Old Jul 3, 14, 2:31 am
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Originally Posted by djk7 View Post
Don't most blood centers offer some kind of incentive? Here in central Florida, it's normally a $10 gift card from one of a dozen or so places. They regularly run $20 GC promotions for O neg, not sure about other types.
You don't get anything in the UK for donating blood (except a cup of tea and a couple of biscuits ).

I haven't been able to donate for six months due to a trip to Thailand last December but have my 10th donation booked in for the beginning of August.

Not bad for someone with a needle phobia.
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Old Jul 4, 14, 10:24 pm
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Not bad for someone with a needle phobia.
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Old Jul 5, 14, 3:25 am
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Tried to donate today, the nurse overshot the vein and the machine stopped 1 minute into the donation
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