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RE: Re: [IP] Blood Donations

I also have heard that the Red Cross screens and tests all blood donated, and what does not meet the standard is discarded.

"Patrick G. Jobe" <email @ redacted> wrote:

>> In a message dated 3/14/02 10:40:00 PM, email @ redacted writes:
>> << Your center may have different guidelines but talk to the Medical
>> if you encounter any problems.
>> George      :>) >>
>> I did that here where I live and they told me I could donate blood BUT the
>> blood would not be used and tossed out!
>> They told me that they have alot of diabetic's that do this and they said
>> some with H.I.V even can donate it's just all tossed out
>> I guess that they do not want anyone to fell left out?
>> doug:(
>That is one of the dumbest and most dangerous things I've heard about blood
>donation. I hope either they are pulling your leg or you are pulling our
>legs. You should probably report the details of the incident to the state or
>regional health authority.
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