Donating blood

Discussion in 'Philanthropy' started by bob shovel, 3rd Sep, 2015.

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  1. JenW

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    Haemochromatosis?
     
  2. Paul@PFI

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    Yep. Genetics...The gift that keeps giving that you cant give back or change. Plenty have inherited disorders far worse.
     
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    Did the PC blood donor group got setup? I'll be happy to join if it's up.

    Used to donate blood 2-3 times a year when the blood donor center was near my office. Been years since I donated after they moved, keen to get going again.
     
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    I know this sounds churlish but has anyone else noticed in Perth the disappearance of the bikkie? Yes the muffin is still there but no bikkie now for months :(
     
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    Donated plasma yesterday in Melbourne. They had the choc chip bikkie, but it was a generic one, not the branded one telling me how awesome I am. :oops:
     
  6. bob shovel

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    What happened to the bikkie?? They were really pushing the bikkie through social media. I last donated at midland and they had them there
     
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    ...I feel blessed. At our local, we get a milkshake made for us, have kit Kats, pretzels, sausage rolls and pies, and biscuits. It's almost too much!
     
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    I donate at Midland every month and the bikkie has been absent for ages. Yes, sandwiches, Kit
    Kats muffins, but no bikkie!
     
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    I saw there were low O negative levels due to winter sickness. I know I am O but im not at all negative.

    Weak jokes aside, ive booked in for tomorrow.
     
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    im o- and they've been harassing me :). makes sense now! I do ask them to call cause i always forget when im due
     
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    They're always low on O-. Less than 3% of the population and it's a universal donor so any other mainstream blood type can accept it.

    They received my donation this morning.
     
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    Donated whole blood yesterday at a new center, first time in Darwin. No longer any cookies :(
    Is this Australia wide now?
    Cheers
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  14. geoffw

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    First world problems?

    They used to give bikkies once. Then they americanised to cookies. And now nothing.

    They won't even take my blood. I lived in England when the mad cow stuff was happening. So that makes my blood dangerous.

    I would have thought that blood from somebody called "Purple Patch" would be far more suspect.
     
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  15. bob shovel

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    There's a big push got the biccies i thought - social media etc. I ate a few last time i went in to rehydrate