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Donate Blood!

Thank you,
Darian

Galveston Texas

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  • blind99blind99 Posts: 4,883
    love it!  
    Chicago, IL - Large and Small BGE - Weber Gasser and Kettle
  • TheToastTheToast Posts: 333
    Currently liking what I'm seeing on TV but I'm liking you donating blood just as much - good man!
  • Loving what's on the tube today.  And am scheduled to donate next Tuesday.  Double Red!
    It's a 302 thing . . .
  • KayakKayak Posts: 404
    Yikes, get a glove on that squeeze ball!

    Bob

    New Cumberland, PA
    XL with the usual accessories

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,807
    edited January 20
    Kayak said:
    Yikes, get a glove on that squeeze ball!
    The sars-cov-2 virus doesn't infect you through the skin on your hands.

    Wife is a nurse, and I was gloving up whenever I went into a store or public place.  She told me I'm 1) wasting gloves and 2) not being safer.

    When you have gloves on you touch everything.  Glove spreads virus just like a hand.  You feel safer is the only difference.  if you feel safer, you might be less likely to pay attention to what you're touching.

    At that point where you would take off the glove, just wash your hands.

    If you touch your face, rub your eyes or pick your nose with a glove or without, it doesn't make a difference.  Don't.

    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • KayakKayak Posts: 404
    Thank you, Sheldon. I've donated for 20+ years, every eight weeks. Whenever they give me a squeeze ball, they bag IT. This has been practice since long before covid. Who knows what cooties the last person had, and what might come out of their finger stick hole.

    Bob

    New Cumberland, PA
    XL with the usual accessories

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,807
    If they don't put covers on them, I would hope they are either sterilized or disposed.  I suppose you're right, would be worth asking.  No one wants the cooties. 
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 19,383
    Obligatory:


    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    The other ahole

    Living large in the 919
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 23,160
    I am sorry to say that that last time I donated was March 7, 2020 -just before the covid shutdown.  To that time I was a pretty regular every 8 week one pint oil change since moving here in late 1998.  Do have 100 donations logged with the the local Red Cross blood bank and need to get back at it.  Yes, many before landing here but that comes with being old  B)
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,807
    lousubcap said:
    I am sorry to say that that last time I donated was March 7, 2020 -just before the covid shutdown.  To that time I was a pretty regular every 8 week one pint oil change since moving here in late 1998.  Do have 100 donations logged with the the local Red Cross blood bank and need to get back at it.  Yes, many before landing here but that comes with being old  B)

    Seems to me they should gift you a bottle of Blanton's after the 100th donation (street price around $30,000 of blood).
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,749
    Kayak said:
    Yikes, get a glove on that squeeze ball!

    If you touch your face, rub your eyes or pick your nose with a glove or without, it doesn't make a difference.  

    People wear gloves to pick their noise? I've been doing it wrong.
    Johns Creek GA with a Large & a 17" Blackstone........Medium & MiniMax in storage

    Well, I married me a wife, she's been trouble all my life,
    Run me out in the cold rain and snow
  • TheToastTheToast Posts: 333
    At the start of the pandemic in the UK back in March I recall seeing a guy on the London Underground wearing surgical gloves but eating a croissant. Even licked his gloved hands and then proceeded to use the hand rails when he got up 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,674
    Kayak said:
    Thank you, Sheldon. I've donated for 20+ years, every eight weeks. Whenever they give me a squeeze ball, they bag IT. This has been practice since long before covid. Who knows what cooties the last person had, and what might come out of their finger stick hole.
    This is a 1 time squeeze toy. You take it home with you.
    Always been that way any place I have ever donated in Texas.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • BotchBotch Posts: 10,972
    nolaegghead said:
    Wife is a nurse, and I was gloving up whenever I went into a store or public place.  She told me I'm 1) wasting gloves and 2) not being safer. 

    When you have gloves on you touch everything.  Glove spreads virus just like a hand.  You feel safer is the only difference.  if you feel safer, you might be less likely to pay attention to what you're touching.

    At that point where you would take off the glove, just wash your hands.

    If you touch your face, rub your eyes or pick your nose with a glove or without, it doesn't make a difference.  Don't.

    Yup:

     
    This wasn't the exact pic I was looking for, but it gives you the idea.  
    And, don't type "covid nurse exhausted" into Googlez Imagez; it's too depressing... 
     
    I got my count up to 49 blood donations, but after my 2nd DVT/PE my doc put me on blood thinners for life, no more donations.  So never got the t-shirt.  
    ____________________________________________
    Introvert Engineers - Social Distancing before it was cool.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,807
    it used to be my blood was flammable.  Not any more, but I'm on gabapentin, so no go until I'm off that in April.
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,003
    Good on you, Darian!

    My roomie in college donated blood regularly. We'd hit the bars afterwards. To get drunk for cheap, while he was low on the red stuff. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,522
    caliking said:
    Good on you, Darian!

    My roomie in college donated blood regularly. We'd hit the bars afterwards. To get drunk for cheap, while he was low on the red stuff. 
    We used to do that in the Navy in San Diego back in 1980-1981. Back then there were for profit blood banks that would pay $20 for a donation. If one was between (meager back then) paydays, one might donate and take the $20 to the nearest bar for a cheap drunk.

    Also Red Cross sponsored blood drives would come around the base, and one could get let loose for the rest of the day if one donated - was coined “vampire liberty.”
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,522
    edited January 21
    it used to be my blood was flammable.  Not any more, but I'm on gabapentin, so no go until I'm off that in April.
    Why would gabapentin deny you from donating? I’m on it short term for nerve pain following the knee replacement, but I don’t see that particular med on Red Cross’s deferral list:
    https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/manage-my-donations/rapidpass/medication-deferral-list.html

    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,807
    CTMike said:
    it used to be my blood was flammable.  Not any more, but I'm on gabapentin, so no go until I'm off that in April.
    Why would gabapentin da you from donating? I’m on it short term for nerve pain following the knee replacement, but I don’t see that particular med on Red Cross’s deferral list:
    https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/manage-my-donations/rapidpass/medication-deferral-list.html

    Hell, I just assumed it.  I'll go to the next drive
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,522
    edited January 21
    CTMike said:
    it used to be my blood was flammable.  Not any more, but I'm on gabapentin, so no go until I'm off that in April.
    Why would gabapentin da you from donating? I’m on it short term for nerve pain following the knee replacement, but I don’t see that particular med on Red Cross’s deferral list:
    https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/manage-my-donations/rapidpass/medication-deferral-list.html

    Hell, I just assumed it.  I'll go to the next drive
    Good on you Carey, I little guilt can go a long way. This time pucker up both arms and lay there for two hours (whole blood goes out one arm, the processed stuff comes back the other arm, albeit much colder. Bring your favorite blankie, ask them for a heated blanket, and you’ll still be cold. So man up, dial up your favorite Netflix show, and stick it out for a couple hours. 😎 And don’t forget to empty your bladder twice before sitting in the chair. Oh, and take the Tums when they are offered - plateletpheresis tends to mess up your blood chemistry (makes you calcium deficient I think) and the Tums correct the imbalance.
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,674
    And they give you free juice and snacks...lol
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • BotchBotch Posts: 10,972
    CTMike said:
    Also Red Cross sponsored blood drives would come around the base, and one could get let loose for the rest of the day if one donated - was coined “vampire liberty.”
    We got 4 hours Sick Leave for the same, which made HAFB's numbers look very good.  The donation site was quite crowded on Friday mornings.  
    With a new, inexperienced boss, I sent her an email the next Monday morning:
    ME:  Hey, put me down for 4.0 hours SL, I donated blood on Friday.
    HER:  WHAT?!?!  I DID NOT APPROVE THAT!
    ME:  You don't have to; and I do this every two months.
    HER:  YOU COULD'VE JUST LEFT FOR AN EARLY WEEKEND!!  
    ME:  But I didn't, Blood donation slip is attached.  And why would I ask for Leave, after the fact, if I was trying to hide something?
     
    Two weeks later, I was summoned to her office, and there were two Security Guards in the room.  She gave me a Letter of Reprimand, and demanded I sign it.  I refused.  
    She was eventually moved to Nellis AFB, and my career, stopped.  
    Maybe 10% of the reason I took an early retirement.  
    ____________________________________________
    Introvert Engineers - Social Distancing before it was cool.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • This is so awesome!  Great thread, Photo Egg.  

    I can’t express my gratitude enough to good people who donate blood and plasma.  I am doing well now as I type this, but over the last several years I’ve had a large number of transfusions.  I wouldn’t be here today without them.

    Also, please signup for organ donation and make sure you add it to your living will.
    Large BGE, Small BGE, Weber Summit NG                                                                                               
    Memphis  
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,927
    We could drink beer at the age of 18.   When we had a blood drive in high school some of us degenerates would give and go get a quart of bud.   It became a habit after that.  The giving not Budweiser  :)

    Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,807
    I turned 18 in Texas, could drink.  Maybe a week before I turned 19, they raised it to 19 so I couldn't drink for a week.  By the time it turned to 21 I was over 21. 
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,674
    This is so awesome!  Great thread, Photo Egg.  

    I can’t express my gratitude enough to good people who donate blood and plasma.  I am doing well now as I type this, but over the last several years I’ve had a large number of transfusions.  I wouldn’t be here today without them.

    Also, please signup for organ donation and make sure you add it to your living will.
    I signed up for organ donation many years ago. I’m still using them all and I’m thankful. But I’m not sure anyone would want them now, and their not getting any better.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,501
    I used to and even had the blood mobiles come by the Toyota store. But went on Plavix years ago and my giving halted. 
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • texaswigtexaswig Posts: 2,493
    @lousubcap aren't antique blood and platelets worth more money? 
    Scott
    Greenville ,Tx

    Xl bge with woo2 and ajustable rack
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