60, Kaitaia, Northland New Zealand
Oh my. I read “boner” there at first glance You’re welcome. I’m waiting on a friend at a cafe in Orewa. He’s taking his time
Although yes blood is also need for that I'm lost for words
Rendered you speechless?I think not
Berry Bonor that is what I do at first glance when reading Yep donor day its is important especially if you have blue blood
I gave at the office actually.Oneblood had a traveling bus in the parking lot next to the building I work at.I used to donate twice a year for a few years for the free cholesterol test, but took a break from it this year.
I donated earlier this year at a "Bloodmobile" in Florida.I will do so again later this year after softball season.I do both most years, as it can save lives directly, and enable important blood research,some of which I have done during a postdoctoral fellowship.
Ï'm universal donor, O+, and used to donate blood in South Africa because I once needed a very great deal of it - time to pay back. I wasn't allowed to donate blood when I moved to the UK, they obviously considered my blood (untested) to be a toxic cocktail of HIV and yellow fever, with perhaps a dash of malaria. I was told it would never be acceptable for UK standards. I haven't tried in Spain. My ex-husband is AB negative and nagged constantly to please please please spare a pint or two before every public holiday so yes a toast to all who give and give again.
I thought universal donor blood is O-, not O+. In my younger days I was too small to donate blood. Now I'm fatter, I'm too cowardly.
I daresay you're right, Jac. Whatever I had, the hospitals used to want it by the bucketfull because it could be given to everyone. I just knew it as type O.
Perhaps medical technology has moved on Biff, but whilst O+ can be received by anyone with O, A, or B blood types, it can't be received by anyone with the rhesus negative factor.O- can be received by anyone, but it's a rare blood type. O+ is the next best donor blood and is more common. Not saying you're common, or anything. You're still pretty special on many levels.The AB+ folk are the universal recipients, they can receive any old blood.The way I understand it is that A, B and rhesus+ are blobs on the red blood cells. If blobs are introduced which aren't normally there, the body's immune system will attack the foreign blobs.I'd be pleased if anyone can update me on that. It's a long time since I stabbed my own finger in biology class.
A red bus usually parks around town for us donors to donate but I ran all around this morning and could not find one. Rats.