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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Jul '18 20:50
    I'd never considered that giving blood was more than saving lives.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44641257

    Used to give once ot twice a year in UK but unfortunately NZ do not want
    my precious "universal donor" because it may be tainted with mad cow.

    Do you give?
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    01 Jul '18 21:01
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    I'd never considered that giving blood was more than saving lives.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44641257

    Used to give once ot twice a year in UK but unfortunately NZ do not want
    my precious "universal donor" because it may be tainted with mad cow.

    Do you give?
    Mad Cow? Isn't that the deadly "Foot in Mouth" disease?
    😛

    But seriously, by all means...please donate. It truly saves lives. One never knows. The next trauma patient could be you, or a loved one.
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Jul '18 21:10
    Originally posted by @wolfe63
    Mad Cow? Isn't that the deadly "Foot in Mouth" disease?
    😛

    But seriously, by all means...please donate. It truly saves lives. One never knows. The next trauma patient could be you, or a loved one.
    Just in case you don't know
    mad cow = Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

    A disease which was prevalent in UK cattle in the late 80s/early 90s.
    Spread to humans by eating contaminated meat.
  4. Subscriberlemondrop
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    01 Jul '18 21:12
    I started donating after the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989
    so far 44 pints
    it's one of the few good things I've done
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Jul '18 21:54
    Originally posted by @lemondrop
    I started donating after the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989
    so far 44 pints
    it's one of the few good things I've done
    Well done.
    I started at Uni (because my mates did) - I was a bit squeamish at first.
    Then my employer had a blood donor day each year - allocating a
    room and allowing staff the time to give - so that was easy.

    When I became self-employed it was too easy to keep putting it off until next week.
    So I averaged 1 or 2 donations a year.
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    01 Jul '18 22:33
    0- here, haven't donated in ages due to having to wait when you come back from S. America and Asia before they'll take your blood but used to.
  7. Standard membernevare
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    01 Jul '18 22:44
    I'm donating my body to Cyberdyne so I can be a terminator. Spell check on Cyberdyne I'm not allowed to edit.
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    01 Jul '18 22:471 edit
    Originally posted by @nevare
    I'm donating my body to Cyberdyne so I can be a terminator. Spell check on Cyberdyne I'm not allowed to edit.
    Humans will always defeat Terminators.

    Edit: I am a modern day Kyle Reese.
  9. Standard membernevare
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    It is inevitable that the machines would win in the end. You can't win against an army that has no conscious.
  10. SubscriberKewpie
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    02 Jul '18 00:09
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    I'd never considered that giving blood was more than saving lives.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44641257

    Used to give once ot twice a year in UK but unfortunately NZ do not want
    my precious "universal donor" because it may be tainted with mad cow.

    Do you give?
    Used to do it regularly (A+) but my veins are particularly difficult to get blood from, so eventually they asked me not to visit unless they put out a specific call for my blood type. I'm signed up to the "take everything" on the organ donor registry too. Nothing for me to give, everything for someone who may be in need to receive.
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    02 Jul '18 17:00
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    I'd never considered that giving blood was more than saving lives.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44641257

    Used to give once ot twice a year in UK but unfortunately NZ do not want
    my precious "universal donor" because it may be tainted with mad cow.

    Do you give?
    409 so far.
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    02 Jul '18 17:08
    Originally posted by @kewpie
    Used to do it regularly (A+) but my veins are particularly difficult to get blood from, so eventually they asked me not to visit unless they put out a specific call for my blood type. I'm signed up to the "take everything" on the organ donor registry too. Nothing for me to give, everything for someone who may be in need to receive.
    I have never been asked to give blood but as Kewpie, I have signed up on the organ donor registry for "transplantation and other medical purposes".
  13. Subscriberlemondrop
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    02 Jul '18 18:25
    Originally posted by @john-osmar
    409 so far.
    surely not 409 pints
  14. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    02 Jul '18 19:01
    "A pint? Have you gone raving mad? I mean, I came here in all good faith, to help my country. I don't mind giving a reasonable amount, but a pint? Why, that's very nearly an armful!"


    (Hancock)
  15. Subscriberlemondrop
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    02 Jul '18 19:13
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    "A pint? Have you gone raving mad? I mean, I came here in all good faith, to help my country. I don't mind giving a reasonable amount, but a pint? Why, that's very nearly an armful!"


    (Hancock)
    409
    you would have to drain his body 50 times
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