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[IP] Re: Blood donations

    Becky, about 3 or 4 years ago, after donating the previous year ,I was
told that the Red Cross made the ruling that unless they could be sure that
you did not use beef insulin since sometime in the 80s they were not going
to take any chances----you are refused. A year later they said that rule was
still in effect.            Peter

 Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 08:24:04 -0500
> From: "Becky Fischer - computer moms" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] blood donations and insulin produced from animals/Mad Cow
>   Apparently, the Carter Blood Care Center
> and its chief medical officer have determined that they will not allow
> any diabetics who have used insulin produced from cows.  They have
> informed me that there is a risk of Mad Cow Disease and Lilly has/may
> have used UK Cows to obtain their insulin in years past.    Does anyone
> have any ideas on a way to allow diabetics to donate, if so desired.

> Thanks,
> Becky Fischer - Waiting on my Cozmo Pump!
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