February 7th, 2008

Achillea millefolium

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This article was a bit unnerving to read. It seems there are fewer and fewer people eligible to donate blood (and of course not everyone who is eligible is a regular donor).

If you can donate blood, please think about doing so. I'm no longer eligible because I've spent a total of over 6 months in Europe. :-( (I mean, yay for time spent in Europe, but boo for not getting to donate anymore. They said that they may change that requirement at some point in the future, but at this point they're playing it safe because they don't know enough yet about how mad cow disease is transmitted.)
Summer 2010

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Following up on the previous post: It looks like maybe I can donate blood again after all! I was looking for the answer to a different question about blood donation, and stumbled across this information: the limit for time spent in Europe isn't the six months I was told, but five years! (I don't doubt the information I had, I think the rule changed in the meantime--it's been several years.)

(Aw man, now I gotta go donate blood, and I don't like needles. But I'll do it, because it's one of those things that's good to do.)