Guess what an idiot filled with blood did this time...

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Guess what an idiot filled with blood did this time...

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:44 pm

...hopefully they donated it!

https://gizmodo.com/american-red-cross- ... 1848338032

The American Red Cross is facing a major blood donation shortage. On Tuesday, the organization announced its first-ever national blood crisis, citing the damaging effects that the winter covid-19 surge has had on the blood supply. They’re now calling for eligible people to donate as soon as possible.


Let's all go give some of that sweet, sweet people juice (especially if you're Type O).
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Re: Guess what an idiot filled with blood did this time...

Postby Thurman Merman » Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:23 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:...hopefully they donated it!

https://gizmodo.com/american-red-cross- ... 1848338032

The American Red Cross is facing a major blood donation shortage. On Tuesday, the organization announced its first-ever national blood crisis, citing the damaging effects that the winter covid-19 surge has had on the blood supply. They’re now calling for eligible people to donate as soon as possible.


Let's all go give some of that sweet, sweet people juice (especially if you're Type O).

I used to donate regularly when they came to my work for quarterly drives, but haven't done so in years. Since I'm O+, probably should get back on that train.
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Re: Guess what an idiot filled with blood did this time...

Postby Derwood » Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:49 pm

I'm ashamed to say that I don't know my blood type #-o
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Postby Rob » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:08 am

Derwood wrote:I'm ashamed to say that I don't know my blood type #-o


But how many Kardashians can you name?
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Postby cl smooth » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:09 am

Derwood wrote:I'm ashamed to say that I don't know my blood type #-o


From my experience, hospitals don’t give out that information unless you ask for a specific blood test.
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Postby Cubfanintheknow » Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:07 am

I’ve given up donating blood. I over-develop scar tissue… which was a pain in the butt for my 4 knee surgeries. I’ve donated blood often enough that poking my skin with the needle is like punching through leather.
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Postby sneakypower » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:07 pm

i'm A- so i always do double-white donations and only have to do it half as often

they routinely come to my work and one time another guy who's generally affable and funny, gets situated on a bed to donate and i slowly look over to him and try to spook him saying lethargically "i don't feel so good", but my prank backfired because a few of the workers overheard and had a sudden panic attack over it for a second
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Postby Tryptamine » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:35 pm

Pardon my ignorance, but can they do a draw from anywhere but the elbow area for donation purposes? I've had hundreds of needles stuck in me over the last few years, but I always avoid that area. Hand, foot, etc., none of it bothers me, but for some reason that particular area really stresses me out.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:53 pm

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Postby squally1313 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:36 pm

Is there an easier way to do this than I'm seeing? I typed in my zip code on their main website and there's one time slot available in the next three weeks, like 20 minutes from my house on a Monday morning. I kinda figured if it was this dire they'd be welcoming walk ins at all hours.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:41 pm

squally1313 wrote:Is there an easier way to do this than I'm seeing? I typed in my zip code on their main website and there's one time slot available in the next three weeks, like 20 minutes from my house on a Monday morning. I kinda figured if it was this dire they'd be welcoming walk ins at all hours.


Depending on where you are, a lot of it is just going to come down to the resources and staffing available. With so many people out sick, we often just have to make do when we can get in since they simply won't have the people available to handle all the walk-ins. But at least they're almost all booked up!
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Re: Guess what an idiot filled with blood did this time...

Postby Old Style » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:11 pm

Derwood wrote:I'm ashamed to say that I don't know my blood type #-o

I didn't know what mine was for most of my life until I donated blood a few years ago and checked the donation website afterwards. Of course I've long since forgotten but it's not unusual to me for someone not to know their blood type off the top of their head.
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Re: Guess what an idiot filled with blood did this time...

Postby Thurman Merman » Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:28 am

Ok, officially scheduled for next weekend.
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