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Feb. 7th, 2008

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.)

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miriam2k
Feb. 7th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
I'm not eligible either. And when I was, I tended to pass out after. :(
chiashurb
Feb. 8th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
I tend to pass out during. It's frustrating, because I really liked the idea of donating blood, and the process too. I actually thought it was really cool to watch a pint of my blood drain out of my body and into a bag on the floor. Color me weird. But I had two unsuccessful donations for every successful one, so I don't go anymore.