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Old Oct 16, 14, 6:40 pm
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Another vote for the swag.
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Old Oct 17, 14, 4:42 pm
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For some strange reason, I can go for some Count Chocula right about now...
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Old Oct 20, 14, 8:10 pm
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Old Dec 7, 14, 8:37 am
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Another pint, another bag of Popcorners.
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Old Dec 16, 14, 9:49 am
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Whoops!

Messed up last night during my platelet donation and moved my arm just enough to put a hole in my return vein. Fortunately doesn't hurt, but does look a little weird.



Still not my worst bruise.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 8:05 pm
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Originally Posted by BarneyOakwood View Post
I refuse to donate blood because of the anti-gay policies.
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Not to get too OMNI here, but that seems a touch strong given that (as I understand it) the developers of the policy are at the FDA, and the recipients of the blood are not associated with the FDA (broadly speaking). It seems like a rather ineffective way to express one's view.
The FDA just announced some relaxing on the gay donation front. Still won't allow donations from males that have had gay sex in the last year, but no longer all the way back to 1977.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 8:07 pm
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Almost forgot, I just expanded my wardrobe today with a spiffy long sleeved tshirt in exchange for another pint.

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Old Jan 5, 15, 1:39 pm
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I just crossed a personal "gallon" milestone. It's taken me about 15 years to get there, in part to me being lazy and neglecting to give blood for several years.

But onwards and upwards to my next personal milestone.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by JY1024 View Post
I just crossed a personal "gallon" milestone. It's taken me about 15 years to get there, in part to me being lazy and neglecting to give blood for several years.

But onwards and upwards to my next personal milestone.
Were you at the Boston donation center? If so, going to miss you by just a few hours--headed in soon myself.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by cmn.jcs View Post
Were you at the Boston donation center? If so, going to miss you by just a few hours--headed in soon myself.
I used to go to the Braintree center more, but for the past year, I've been hitting the Boston facility regularly. (I actually went last Friday morning.)
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Old Jan 8, 15, 9:46 pm
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Fantastic to see this...Donations are needed not just for blood, but amongst others...platelets, and proton therapy for blood cancers, sometimes the only treatment available.
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Old Feb 6, 15, 12:53 pm
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Donating blood as we speak

Pint #: 90
BP: 115/72
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Old Feb 7, 15, 9:22 am
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Right behind you, goalie!
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Old Feb 7, 15, 3:47 pm
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Right behind you, goalie!
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Old Apr 6, 15, 2:09 pm
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Donating blood as we speak

Pint #: 91
BP: 138/69*
Pulse: 75*
Blood Type: Red

*BP and pulse a little high for me as I walked over and I walk fast and didn't have enought time to decompress
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