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Gave blood this morning. Whole blood unit #160.
They gave me a 20 gallon pin and a small clock.
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Gave blood this morning. Whole blood unit #160.
They gave me a 20 gallon pin and a small clock.
Congratulations, that's a great thing you've done. I've tried to give blood but I can't because I lived in Europe during certain times, and anyone living there during those times is precluded from giving blood because of mad cow concerns.
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I've got to get back to doing that. I've donated three gallons and change but it's been a few years since I've done it regularly.

Nurses love the vein in my left arm because it's so easy to find. When they ask if I want to do the right or left arm, I say "I don't care, but you'll prefer the left."
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Nicely done Khan. Blood donation is true altruism; you have helped many, many people who you will never know.
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Gave blood this morning. Whole blood unit #160.
They gave me a 20 gallon pin and a small clock.
That is truly something worth bragging about, very well done indeed.

I used to love giving blood, was a member of the "new born baby" club at our local hospital and used to donate 4 or 5 times a year. (my blood was suitable for new born babies, O= ).

... and then along came those mad cows ... After retiring we'll be spending a lot of time in England so I'll donate there. (they are all crazy already so a little extra mad blood in the supply won't do any harm).
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I used to donate every couple of months when the red cross van came around and parked at the train station near the office. I'm in a different location now and the van doesn't come around here so I haven't donated in a long time. I should takje the initiative to find a new location. Maybe I can find their van locations on the web.

I salute you, Khan, for your contribution to society. Well done!

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Gave blood this morning. Whole blood unit #160.
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Brava!!

I am also a donor, and though I still donate sometimes I've been kicked out (for low iron) too often to have a hope of catching up to you. You must have been donating pretty much as often as allowed for many years to have given that much blood. Probably you have saved several people's lives. Again, brava!
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Congratulations, that's a great thing you've done. I've tried to give blood but I can't because I lived in Europe during certain times, and anyone living there during those times is precluded from giving blood because of mad cow concerns.
Isn't it interesting how blood banks may have limited their donations from responsible people for reasons not entirely scientific. I'm banned, as are my children, for another reason, rediculous as it may be. The local druggies and high risk sex practitioners? that's another story.
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I was stationed in England for three years. They will not let me donate. Mad Cow Disease. (I think) Both my kids are sure I qualify for the exemption.
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I can't give blood either because of possible mad cow disease exposure during my years in Europe. Too bad, I am a universal donor (O-)...

But I would like to congratulate and thank you Kahn for taking the time to give your blood for those who need it...
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Brava!!

I am also a donor, and though I still donate sometimes I've been kicked out (for low iron) too often to have a hope of catching up to you. You must have been donating pretty much as often as allowed for many years to have given that much blood. Probably you have saved several people's lives. Again, brava!
160/~6 per year = ~26 years
donated occasionally since age 1968, rather steadily since ~1984
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You don't look that old
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Khan,

Let me add my congratulations. I have only known one other 20-gallon donor, and he was every bit as proud as you are, and we were all just as proud of him.

A+! (No, wait, that's MY blood type )
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1968, age 18.

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What freebird said!

Isn't it interesting how blood banks may have limited their donations from responsible people for reasons not entirely scientific. I'm banned, as are my children, for another reason, rediculous as it may be. The local druggies and high risk sex practitioners? that's another story.
What the ?!?! My local blood bank asks every donor at every donation if they have ever, even once had high risk sex, or injected non-prescription drugs, or exchanged sex for drugs, and specifically warns against donating for the purpose of getting an HIV test. Do you mean there are blood banks that don't ask this kind of sex/drug screening questions?
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Amazing, just amazing--congratulations, Khan. Think of how many people you have helped.
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What the ?!?! My local blood bank asks every donor at every donation if they have ever, even once had high risk sex, or injected non-prescription drugs, or exchanged sex for drugs, and specifically warns against donating for the purpose of getting an HIV test. Do you mean there are blood banks that don't ask this kind of sex/drug screening questions?
They ask, and believe the answer.
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Congratulations, Khan! Did they give you a new card with enough space to get you to thirty?

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I was stationed in England for three years. They will not let me donate. Mad Cow Disease.
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I can't give blood either because of possible mad cow disease exposure during my years in Europe. Too bad, I am a universal donor (O-)...
Same here for me & spouse.

I wonder how many have been locked out by the lack of a test for the syndrome. Probably two-thirds of the U.S. military & families.
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Khan, this is a wonderful gift.
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