View Poll Results: Are you a blood donor?

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Thread: Blood Donations

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    Blood Donations

    *Please note, this is NOT a political post*

    IF you are eligible, please consider donating.

    Blood donations needed during coronavirus pandemic

    Those who depend on regular transfusions are increasingly worried as over 4,000 blood drives were canceled in the U.S. because of the coronavirus, according to the American Association of Blood Banks.

    This situation, which resulted in a loss of 130,000 donations, is unprecedented, according to Dr. Claudia Cohn, AABB’s chief medical officer and director of the blood bank at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.
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    Re: Blood Donations

    I used to donate on a regular basis, but I'm no longer eligible.

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    Re: Blood Donations

    Just did today for the first time in a long time. Did a "double red" (or "power red"). Thinking about getting back on a regular schedule while I still can.
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    Re: Blood Donations

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    Just did today for the first time in a long time. Did a "double red" (or "power red"). Thinking about getting back on a regular schedule while I still can.
    That's awesome! I did doubles for the last few years I was a donor.

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    Re: Blood Donations

    Quote Originally Posted by Cntrygal View Post
    That's awesome! I did doubles for the last few years I was a donor.
    They need to change the regs in New York. If I had gotten a tattoo in the last 12 months I wouldn't be able to donate. However...if I had gotten that tattoo in Ohio or New Jersey, I could.

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    Re: Blood Donations

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    They need to change the regs in New York. If I had gotten a tattoo in the last 12 months I wouldn't be able to donate. However...if I had gotten that tattoo in Ohio or New Jersey, I could.
    Yeah, different states, different rules. Here in SD, if the tat is done IN SD (by a reputable place) you can donate. But, if you get the tat out of state, you have to wait 12 months. I'm not sure if the rule has changed... I haven't kept up since I've not been able to donate since 2017. (I was also my unit blood drive coordinator)
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    Re: Blood Donations

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    Re: Blood Donations

    Quote Originally Posted by Tailgunner Joe View Post
    Every year on 9/11

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    Re: Blood Donations

    I used to do it very regularly, mainly because I was living near the Pentagon when 9/11 happened. Then I had a bunch of situations where I couldn't- got a tattoo, went to Africa, etc. So I would do it periodically but I was very inconsistent.

    There's a donation place right near my work so I started to go regularly again, but the Red Cross is SO ****ING OBNOXIOUS. They will call me, then if I don't answer, immediately call back, then call from a different number later in the day. EVERY DAY. It kills my motivation to want to help them.

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    Re: Blood Donations

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    I used to do it very regularly, mainly because I was living near the Pentagon when 9/11 happened. Then I had a bunch of situations where I couldn't- got a tattoo, went to Africa, etc. So I would do it periodically but I was very inconsistent.

    There's a donation place right near my work so I started to go regularly again, but the Red Cross is SO ****ING OBNOXIOUS. They will call me, then if I don't answer, immediately call back, then call from a different number later in the day. EVERY DAY. It kills my motivation to want to help them.
    That sucks. There used to be a way to opt out of the phone "reminders", check into that.

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    Re: Blood Donations

    Quote Originally Posted by Tailgunner Joe View Post
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    Hats off to you please keep it up!

    And all who have done this wonderful thing of donating Blood it's critically needed.

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    Re: Blood Donations

    I also make withdrawals. :-)
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    Re: Blood Donations

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    Re: Blood Donations

    Over-the-counter oral homeopathic medications, herbal remedies, and nutritional supplements are acceptable. There are a handful of drugs that are of special significance in blood donation. Persons on these drugs have waiting periods following their last dose before they can donate blood:

    Accutane, Amnesteem, Absorica, Claravis, Myorisan, Sotret or Zenatane (isotretinoin), Proscar (finasteride), and Propecia (finasteride) - wait 1 month from the last dose.
    Avodart or Jalyn (dutasteride) - wait 6 months from the last dose.
    Aspirin, no waiting period for donating whole blood. However, you must wait 2 full days after taking aspirin or any medication containing aspirin before donating platelets by apheresis. For example, if you take aspirin products on Monday, the soonest you may donate platelets is Thursday.
    Effient (prasugrel) and Brilinta (ticagrelor)- no waiting period for donating whole blood. However you must wait 7 days after taking Brilinta (ticagrelor) before donating platelets by apheresis. You must wait 3 days after taking Effient (prasugrel) before donating platelets by apheresis.
    Feldene (piroxicam), no waiting period for donating whole blood. However, you must wait 2 days after taking Feldene (piroxicam) before donating platelets by apheresis.
    Coumadin, Warfilone, Jantoven (warfarin) and Heparin, are prescription blood thinners- you should not donate since your blood will not clot normally. If your doctor discontinues your treatment with blood thinners, wait 7 days before returning to donate.
    Arixtra (fondaparinux), Fragmin (dalteparin), Eliquis (apixaban), Pradaxa (dabigatran),Savaysa (edoxaban), Xarelto (rivaroxaban),and Lovenox (enoxaparin) are also prescription blood thinners- you should not donate since your blood will not clot normally. If your doctor discontinues your treatment with these blood thinners, wait 2 days before returning to donate.
    Other prescription blood thinners not listed, call 866-236-3276 to speak with an eligibility specialist about your individual situation.
    Hepatitis B Immune Globulin – given for exposure to hepatitis, wait 12 months after exposure to hepatitis.
    Human pituitary-derived growth hormone at any time – you are not eligible to donate blood.
    Plavix (clopidogrel) and Ticlid (ticlopidine) – no waiting period for donating whole blood. However, you must wait 14 days after taking this medication before donating platelets by apheresis.
    Zontivity (vorapaxar) – no waiting period for donating whole blood. However, you must wait 1 month after taking this medication before donating platelets by apheresis.
    Thalomid (thalidomide) – wait 1 month.
    Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) – an immunosuppressant – wait 6 weeks
    Soriatane (acitretin) – wait 3 years.
    Tegison (etretinate) at any time – you are not eligible to donate blood.
    Arava (leflunomide), Erivedge (vismodegib) and Odomzo (sonidegib)– wait 2 years.
    Aubagio (teriflunomide) – wait 2 years.

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