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    Snuck a cheeky whole blood in yesterday in Ringwood Vic. Four first timers to chat with. Poor sods

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    Who else donates....whole blood, plasma or platelets

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyDiver View Post
    Snuck a cheeky whole blood in yesterday in Ringwood Vic. Four first timers to chat with. Poor sods
    Two 1st timer currently spilling some blood, another was walking out as i was entering.

    10% into plasma donation



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    Always nice getting a message of thanks.........

    Hi Kelvin, we’re glad we can count on you to give life! Your last O+ plasma donation will soon be turned into one of 18 life-giving treatments — just like all the ones before it. Thanks, Lifeblood

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    Donated yesterday - 2 first timers waiting for their interview I chatted to and they both got through unscathed and will be going again by the sounds of it. 28th official donation but I did donate when I first could for quite a few years but that isn't on the current system, but I did book in for my first plasma donation, so looking forward to see how that goes.


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    A couple of empty chairs......

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    I wish I could donate, but being from UK, not allowed. Im not sure if theres any tests can do to know if mad cow safe though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic_Dragon View Post
    I wish I could donate, but being from UK, not allowed. Im not sure if theres any tests can do to know if mad cow safe though.
    No test.....

    My wife is a Pom and is in the same boat......cannot donate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradC View Post
    So you lot post the occasional pic illustrating where the platelets come from. Here's a coupe showing one of the places they go.
    They are the "liquid gold" in the bag on the right at the top of the stand.

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    This is day 17 and his 3rd lot of platelets.

    Thanks again.
    So after 9 months of him making his own platelets, we're back on them again. It's different this time because while the platelets are a big part of keeping him alive, this time there is a incredibly high probability that it's only for as long as that lasts. There is an entire ward of kids who rely on blood products on a routine basis, and their parents remain eternally grateful to those who donate them even if they can't find the words to express it.

    My offer still stands to anyone who donates and makes it to (or is in) Perth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradC View Post
    So after 9 months of him making his own platelets, we're back on them again. It's different this time because while the platelets are a big part of keeping him alive, this time there is a incredibly high probability that it's only for as long as that lasts. There is an entire ward of kids who rely on blood products on a routine basis, and their parents remain eternally grateful to those who donate them even if they can't find the words to express it.

    My offer still stands to anyone who donates and makes it to (or is in) Perth.
    Appreciate the update.

    Next plasma donation they are taking an extra tube of blood to see if I can donate platelets going forward.

    We’ll be in Perth some time next year during our lap of AUS.

    Plan to continue to make donations on the road, thee ain’t many centers in WA so best I not drive past them.

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