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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.)


Feb. 8th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
It's the FDA that defines the rules, the Red Cross just follows them.

And you must wait a year after having sex with someone who has done anything on their list of highest risk for HIV behaviors since 1977.