I donated blood for the first time this Christmas. A friend of mine started what will be an annual blood donation for members of our club at Christmas time.
The process is simple and there is very little pain involved. So, that got me thinking, why not run a similar campaign on here. The Irish blood transfusion service has this graph which illustrates the amount of blood in stock in Ireland.
Days of Blood supply left:
As of Monday 9th of January 2012.
I think it would be an excellent way of doing some good for the country, promoting the website and helping others in need.
Perhaps, members who are interested could agree to donate each Christmas as part of this prospective annual P.ie event. I believe that you can donate at most 4 times a year so if there are very ambitious posters interested, they can share their experiences on this thread as they donate.
Obviously, if it got going, we would be doing it in our own time at the Christmas period and in our nearest locations.
Are there any other more informed donators on P.ie? If so, they could give more information hopefully.
Oral or penetrative sex with another man, with or without a condom disqualifies you from giving blood. It's on the back of a letter we have from the IBTS but I can't seem to find any mention of sexual activity on their website...
Ironic that they have information about homosexual penetrative sex on the back of the letter.
I used to give plasma on an emergency basis for several years. I have all of the pins. When I worked in ESB they were primed for the possibility that I could be asked to leave and give as much as possible at any time.
I hated the process but it helped people. It got me out of the office.
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