Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Blood Drive Info.


For information about donating blood at a Heinlein Society Drive or any drive for that matter,
Text your question in USA to THS Blood Drive Chair 
 650 520 8765 BDC THS

FAQ:

WHY SOULD I DONATE BLOOD? 
  • You save several lives. 
  • You get a short nap.
  • You get a free lunch. 
  • You learn needles aren't scary.  ---  Where is the downside?

CAN I DONATE? 

RECENT ELIGIBILITY CHANGES.

  • Tattoos, acupuncture and piercings: no deferral in many states for licensed single use facilities.  One year otherwise.
  • Medically controlled diabetes and high blood pressure: generally no deferral. 
  • MSM - Men who have had sex with other men and partners: One year deferral since last contact.  NO LONGER LIFETIME!!!!  YAY!!! You are welcome.   A long hard battle by many friends. 
  • MAD COWS - Military and residents in UK late 80s and certain others in Europe at that time are still deferred.  We are working on it.

OTHER: 
  • See above.
LEGALESE 
  • If you have been told by a blood collection agency or other medical professional not to donate blood,  get clearance from that professional before scheduling an appointment.  Some changes in eligibility have been noted above. 

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