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BLOOD DRIVE

submitted by Byrn Stuff on Sunday, April 27 at 8:22 PM

Alpha Phi Omega (NC State's Co-ed Service Fraternity) is sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, April the 30th from 2:30 to 7 PM in the Caldwell Lounge.

A lot of TWWers are regular donors, but for some of you this could be your first time. Please come out. This event will not show up on the NCSU Blood Drive website so this is your reminder other than what's listed on the TWW calendar. Mark the date and come out even if it's only for the free snacks you get after donating. Our goal is 40 donations which sounds like a small number, but every bit helps. It would be wonderful to go over and with your help we could.

Here's some info:
Blood Donation FAQs

What to Know/Do before donating

If you are interested in donating or have any questions please e-mail Amanda (anbrown2@unity.ncsu.edu)

Thanks a ton,
~Emmanuel

posted by C-Mack on Sunday, April 27 at 8:34 PM

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Dem0nm0nky
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FIRST!!

4/27/2003 8:38:37 PM

Byrn Stuff
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teh m0nky should donate.

4/27/2003 8:42:04 PM

gossard
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When's the soonest you can give blood again? I gave blood on January 28th, I assume that's a long enough wait.

4/27/2003 9:15:57 PM

spaced guy
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i've never donated before, but i should. how long does it take?

4/27/2003 9:19:20 PM

Byrn Stuff
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I'm fairly sure you have to wait eight weeks before you can donate again

you're usually in and out in about an hour or hour and a half

please come out. the time it takes is not proportional at all to the good it can do. for an hour's time you can save someone's life.

4/27/2003 9:28:02 PM

gossard
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Depends on how many people are there. The wait can be anywhere between a couple of minutes to an hour, but actual time in the chair is maybe 10 minutes (more or less), but I've never looked at my watch since I usually use my left arm. I suggest you race the person next to you to pass the time.

4/27/2003 9:29:37 PM

sk8k8lover
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ve been wanting to donate for a while, but all the drives are on wednesdays, when i have class all day. im finally done with my lab though, so im free wed aftern00ns




wooooohooooo cuz im a type o hero

4/27/2003 10:17:41 PM

gossard
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Wow! My lab that I'm in all day on Wednesday ended last week too!

4/27/2003 10:36:00 PM

Sweden
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Come to Mike's Party

4/27/2003 10:51:09 PM

Bunnicula
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gg Emmanuel

4/27/2003 11:06:40 PM

Dieselshirt
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my blood type is AB+!

4/28/2003 12:12:39 AM

yosh103
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You have to wait 56 days so Jan is far enough back.

4/28/2003 12:19:05 AM

mmpatel
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I went to the Dominican Republic over Spring Break, so i'm pretty sure I can't donate to this blood drive - any idea about how long I have to wait?

I want to say one year, but I'm not sure

4/28/2003 12:31:24 AM

Byrn Stuff
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that is a good question. I would check the red cross website. I will try and find out.

http://www.redcross.org

4/28/2003 12:49:01 AM

mantis632
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From the website:

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"Travel Outside of U.S., Immigration
Wait 12 months after travel in an area where malaria is found. Wait 3 years after moving to the United States after living in a country where malaria is found. Persons who have spent long periods of time in countries where "mad cow disease" is found are not eligible to donate. This requirement is related to concerns about variant Creutzfeld Jacob Disease (vCJD). Learn more about vCJD and donation. Persons who were born in or who lived in certain countries in Western Africa, or who have had close contact with persons who were born in or who lived in certain West African countries are not eligible to donate. This requirement is related to concerns about HIV Group O. Learn more about HIV Group O, and the specific African countries where it is found.

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I can't remember about specific countries though. Damn forgetting Key Club bloodmobile stuff.

4/28/2003 1:01:05 AM

cutiegilr
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i thought you could give blood every 3 or 4 weeks...

I gave blood the first time earlier this month... would I be ok to do it again on wed?

BTW: if you haven't ever given before it's not that bad... i thought it would be really bad, but it wasn't in all actuallity... my biggest problem was the fact that i went to costa rica last summer and had a few different people asking me exactly where I went there and had to check to make sure those places weren't known for maleria.

4/28/2003 10:14:53 AM

yosh103
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no, you have to wait about 56 days,so about 2 months to give blood again.

4/28/2003 11:10:57 AM

Bunnicula
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Quote :
"When's the soonest you can give blood again? I gave blood on January 28th"


Quote :
"You have to wait 56 days so Jan is far enough back"


Quote :
"I thought you could give blood every 3 or 4 weeks...

I gave blood the first time earlier this month... would I be ok to do it again on wed?"


some people have really got that reading comprehension thing down pat.

4/28/2003 12:23:13 PM

wolfnuke
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I just wish I could donate blood, I'm turned away every time. Stupid blacklist....

4/28/2003 1:54:36 PM

ApostleNC
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I'll probably get grilled for this, but I don't give blood anymore. The last time I went I had to wait 3 hours when the line was super-short to get through. I will wait and give blood again when they make it where the process is quicker.

4/28/2003 10:22:15 PM

Byrn Stuff
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it goes fairly quick. I think that's a dumb reason to avoid donating. The inconvience to you doesn't compare to the incovenience someone goes through if they don't get the blood they need. It's saving a life not doing a chore.

4/28/2003 10:50:28 PM

Sweden
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Holler.

4/28/2003 11:24:04 PM

AttackLax
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I cant donate b/c I lived in London for 5 months in 1991. I think they are scared of mad cow disease. Sucks too, because I used to donate all the time and I cant do it anymore.

4/29/2003 3:04:30 AM

Sweden
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I lived in Cameroon for 2 years so they damn sure won't take mine.

4/29/2003 12:31:57 PM

fleetwud
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I should be able to make it after going to traffic court... what a day it'll be.

4/29/2003 1:53:18 PM

Byrn Stuff
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yay! more donations. this is awesome.

4/29/2003 2:17:41 PM

prettyinpink
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I will! Emmanuel, hold my hand hun!

4/29/2003 7:18:46 PM

eltownse
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I donated about a month ago at University Towers.

I didn't feel faint, tired, or sick at any point.

For me I made sure that I
Drunk plently of fluids, Ate before I went, and didn't do any exercising that night

Also don't be a dork like that guy that donated beside me. He kept asking if he could get drunk faster after donating. They almost didn't let him leave.

4/29/2003 10:28:53 PM

Manda
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i'm donating. cuz i might catch a glimpse of aielman cuz i'm stalking him


that... and it's my frat.

4/29/2003 10:38:40 PM

Trebinor
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I would give again, but I'm working. Why aren't these things ever at night?

4/30/2003 11:41:44 AM

Byrn Stuff
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that's why they run until seven, to try and give late comers a chance, but they can't be there forever.

4/30/2003 12:10:07 PM

wheelmanca19
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if you give blood, you get a supercool armband that you can wear all day!

4/30/2003 5:59:09 PM

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