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Fingerprints. ID's are not close to reliable. When they introduced fingerprinting to replace IDs at one of the mines they found that 20% of the people were not who they said they were. People just send a cousin or someone for a week or so.can't they do it on your ID number? this way there can be no confusion. the homeless just need to have the required documentation
Doc said I shouldn't....mad low blood pressure Respect to those that do.bullfrog said:why aren't you?
That is understandable.Doc said I shouldn't....mad low blood pressure Respect to those that do.
Because it attracts the wrong kind of donors. Safe donors keep the system running efficiently and cut down on wastage and man hours. If they are going to have to throw out 50% of the blood because it is useless, then it does not pay them to attract donors with financial rewards. People who are willing to get up and go and donate save them a lot of money in testing and overheads. They still do test all of the blood, but there is not as much wastage....which brings me to a question:
Why don't we get paid to donate blood, like in the states?
Doing the whole needle thing 1-2x month anyway for other med reason so its not that.I overcame my fears of needles by starting to donate. I never had a massive needle fear to start with, but it was there. The needle looks big, but it doesn't hurt that much.
That is understandable.
I have fairly low blood pressure too, well lower than perfect, but not too low to donate. I got dizzy and nearly fainted the last time I went, so I can imagine that low blood pressure could be dangerous when donating.
But to those who just don't donate and have no reason, it's more those people I'm wondering about. Fine if you sleep around a lot, then rather stay away, but the rest who don't, why not?
I overcame my fears of needles by starting to donate. I never had a massive needle fear to start with, but it was there. The needle looks big, but it doesn't hurt that much.
Would like a poll to see blood types. I don't think many people know their blood types though.
I tried that when I was in hospital, my mother was willing to donate for me but I was told that they would have to treat the blood because there can be problems using blood from direct family. That also meant that it would cost a lot more.When you need blood, can it be asked that you rather receive blood from your family/friends if they are the right blood group?
It depends - each component has a different shelf live.Does anyone know what the shelf time for blood is?
Sucks. At least they were cautiously ignorant and not risk-taking ignorant (i.e. HIV tests aren't that important anyway kinda thing).i was "rudely" told that he put his hands in my mouth i cannot give blood. i told them it was only a mirror, but the attitude that they had was horrific. and i was in a line, they way the dismissed me, loudly, i got looks from the other people like i was turned away because of some infectious thing.
so they have f-all chance of getting my blood.
It's not them who needs your blood, you're not spiting them at all, they could care less.so they have f-all chance of getting my blood.