Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Note: Blood Donor Eligibility

You can't donate blood if you've had an MMR in the past 4 weeks. Lots of people are getting updated on this vaccine, particularly in light of the recent mumps outbreak. You may not be informed that you can't donate until after you've read the initial form, done the bp, temp, finger stick, and the self-screening. If you don't know exactly when it was, and it could possibly have been less than 4 weeks, you'll have to wait until the next drive. Save yourself some time, and read the eligibility guidelines beforehand. Doh.

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4 Comments:

Blogger ceeelcee said...

Here you go Rachel-some more ammo for your cause.

http://thedryspot.blogspot.com/2006/03/blogging-while-bleeding.html#links//

CeeElCee

2:25 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Thanks! It's nice to see that picture as a reminder that it's not at all a traumatic experience. I'll add something about how platelet donation works soon.

PS - You'll have to forgive me, but when I saw in the link that the post title was "Blogging While Bleeding," my first thought was, "Wait, I thought CeeElCee was a man..." :)

7:01 PM  
Blogger ceeelcee said...

Not ALL of us share our menstrual information with the entire blogosphere. Especially those of us who are guys...

2:26 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Indeed. :)

3:15 PM  

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