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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 01:42 PM        National Blood Shortage
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How do we have a blood shortage when we have so many corpses laying around? Blood is viable for up to an hour after death. Other countries do it, let's start tappin em.
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 05:55 PM       
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 08:52 PM       
Why not take all their viable internal organs while you're at it? Just askin'.
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 09:10 PM       
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let's start tappin em.
I'd tap that.
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 10:37 PM       
I'd rather not have a dead guy's blood in me
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 10:42 PM       
Better him than you.
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 10:42 PM       
because the blood just gets sucked out and thrown down the sink half the time anyways.
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 10:51 PM       
*hangs head*

I keep meaning to donate blood, but I never seem to get around to it.
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 10:59 PM       
Well, the thing is you can't donate your own blood on your dead donor card in the US.
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 11:17 PM       
I tried donating blood once, and I'm never ever going back because I don't lose blood well, and because the Red Cross is the absolute most incompetent group of people I've ever seen.
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 11:58 PM       
You've obviously never dealt with DHS.
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Old Oct 5th, 2008, 12:40 AM       
What a waste of taxpayer dollars that was. I wonder how much money it cost to come up with that stupid color code system.
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Old Oct 5th, 2008, 01:12 AM       
i aint donating shit that blood is mine
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Old Oct 5th, 2008, 07:38 AM       
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I wonder how much money it cost to come up with that stupid color code system.
$3 billion for the focus groups to poll people's opinions on if "green" makes them feel more secure than "chartreuse".
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Old Oct 5th, 2008, 10:09 AM       
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I tried donating blood once, and I'm never ever going back because I don't lose blood well, and because the Red Cross is the absolute most incompetent group of people I've ever seen.
I thought they refuse blood from gay people

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Old Oct 6th, 2008, 03:18 PM       
I donated blood a week ago. I've given over three gallons in the past seven years.

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Old Oct 7th, 2008, 02:41 PM       
Here's a fun story about the first and only time I gave blood:


I was a senior in high school, and I was not looking forward to another pre-calc class with Mr. Dipshit Fresh-Outta-College Teecher Guy. Then, I noticed that there was a blood drive going on that day. What fantastic timing! Sure, I thought to myself, you've never been a big fan of needles, but it's that, or go to class.

So there I am, sitting in a lawn chair in the gymnasium while some fat broad shoves a bamboo shoot into my elbow. Hell, I don't care. I'm ditching class, and I've got an excuse. So while my blood is getting donated, I look around and see one of my friends helping with some of the non-medical stuff (handing out T-shirts and cold pizza). I wave to him, and he comes over to talk with me for a bit. Oh yeah, we say, giving blood is such a noble thing to do. Blah blah blah.

Then all of a sudden, my friend gets this horrified look on his face. I ask him "what?" Then, things start to get really dark, and I said "uh oh". Apparently, while we were talking, my face went completely pale and my lips turned blue. After a minute of lying back and not talking, I get better to the point where I can see and hear again, which was a plus.

After a few more minutes, the ogress who jammed the needle into me says I'm all done, but that I shouldn't stand up too quickly. Sure enough, I look over and see some kid jump off his lawn chair and walk for the exit. He takes about two normal steps, then two steps like he's walking against a strong wind, and then he starts falling. Lucky for him, a couple volunteers saw it coming and were there to catch him. I chuckled to myself. That'll teach him to be in such a hurry.

I finally get well enough to stand up and leave. They give me a sticker, I pass on the pizza, and they forget to give me a shirt. What a damn gyp.
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Old Oct 7th, 2008, 02:43 PM       
I can't give blood for a couple of months because I was in a 3rd world country.
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Old Oct 7th, 2008, 11:17 PM       
I really want to work up the courage to donate blood, but I'm terrified of needles/things being inserted through my skin. Plus, my Mom had some trouble with donating blood a while ago and I'm worried that might happen to me too.

Oh, and after a blood donation at my high school, I heard stories like "They kept missing the vein". Dang if I'm going to lay there while they take multiple attempts to shove something in my arm that I don't even want there.
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Old Oct 7th, 2008, 11:34 PM       
i'm only giving blood to Khorne and it ain't gonna be mine :chaos
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 12:12 AM       
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I really want to work up the courage to donate blood, but I'm terrified of needles/things being inserted through my skin. Plus, my Mom had some trouble with donating blood a while ago and I'm worried that might happen to me too.

Oh, and after a blood donation at my high school, I heard stories like "They kept missing the vein". Dang if I'm going to lay there while they take multiple attempts to shove something in my arm that I don't even want there.
It really doesn't hurt any more than a bee sting, in my experience. But that may be because I have been blessed with good veins. I suppose you could always say "Fuck this, forget it!" and leave if they keep failing in their attempts to draw it.
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 12:26 PM       
I give every 8 weeks. It sucks but I do it because I don't do much other charitable work. This costs me nothing. I actually get cookies and juice out of the deal. Okay!
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 02:11 PM       
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 02:22 PM       
I used to donate every few months. But, I've since developed a drinking problem. Apparently, a BAC equal to my shoe size is a disqualifier.
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