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Donating Blood
kraken
Grand Member (4 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2011
Posts: 91
From: SF Bay area
Posted: 2013-06-15 9:05 pm   Permalink

Blood for transfusions is running especially short just now
and my local blood bank is on me to donate. (But I just
donated in late May, so won't be eligible to give again until
late July.) If you, like me, are type O-negative, the universal
donor, and have not donated blood in a while, please think
about donating soon. You can learn the current basic
requirements for donating almost anywhere by going to:

http://www.BloodCenters.org

and if you happen to be on the western side of northern
California you can even set up a donation appointment
right on the spot.
PS--Donations by other blood types are welcome too.


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kraken
Grand Member (4 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2011
Posts: 91
From: SF Bay area
Posted: 2014-10-14 9:04 pm   Permalink

It's October 2014 and type O-negative blood for transfusions is
desperately short in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to
Blood Centers of the Pacific, If you are O-negative, or know
someone who is, an immediate donation would be a very,
very charitable act.

See the previous post for the basics of how to donate.

I gave my latest pint of O-negatve blood last Monday.

. . . . . . . . . . . . kraken


 
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4974
Posted: 9 days ago; 8:47 pm   Permalink

Good idea and thank you for suggesting it. I've donated for years. I'm O-positive, not quite the universal donor but my blood is good enough for transplant patients and babies in ICU. It's important to donate. Thank you again, Wendy
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kraken
Grand Member (4 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2011
Posts: 91
From: SF Bay area
Posted: 9 days ago; 9:51 pm   Permalink


Thanks for the boosterism, Wendy. Donating blood
is every bit as important as you and I think.

By the way, I still love your story about volunteering
(via the Red Cross) to collect blood blood samples
from pregnant women at an Army Post, and putting
quite a bit of that blood on the ceiling.

. . . . . . . . . . . . kraken


 
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4974
Posted: Today; 12:05 am   Permalink

Yes but it only took once to learn the difference between a vein and an artery. You have a good memory. I wiped it out with peroxide. Wendy

 
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