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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 10-02-13, 12:35 PM   #1
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********Attn C&A: BF Blood Drive********

So, given my recent need for blood An 11 BAG TRANSFUSION), I thought, "Why not a blood drive?

It's an easy process. Start here: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood

There is always an ongoing need for all blood types. Ironically type O Pos, the most common is also the most needed. Next is the AB group, especially neg. It doesn't matter, though, whatever the type you have, they need it.

International Users:

EU: http://ec.europa.eu/health/blood_tis...r/index_en.htm
Canada: http://www.blood.ca/centreapps/inter...e?opendocument

Or do a net search for your country

Let's see how much we can give them.
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Old 10-02-13, 03:19 PM   #2
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I'm having emergency vascular surgery in the AM as son as they have my blood chemistry right and will be getting t least another few bags of blood and plasma overnight. I had a stroke and heart issue hit me the 16th of last month and have been in the hospital since then, in the ICU.
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Old 10-02-13, 04:12 PM   #3
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I'm not eligible to donate any more ( due to medication ), but I'll pester some other folks on your behalf. Get better soon...
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Old 10-02-13, 04:24 PM   #4
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I can't either because I lived in the land of Mad Cows for a while in the early 80s.

Heal up!
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Old 10-02-13, 04:31 PM   #5
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Heal fast and when you smoke a turkey this year, try brining it overnight first...it's awesome.
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Old 10-02-13, 04:33 PM   #6
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Hope you get better!! I also can no longer donate. I had a positive test for Heptitus. I have been checked and I don't have it but the screening test the Blood Center uses gives a positive. I actually enjoyed giving blood too!!
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Old 10-03-13, 09:07 AM   #7
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Amazing how many of us can't donate. No wonder there's such a shortage. I'm ineligible for 5 years due to my cancer and chemo. Once that 5 year mark hits, though, I'll be donating as much as they'll let me.
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Old 10-03-13, 10:07 AM   #8
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Old 10-03-13, 12:03 PM   #9
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Trips to China, Mexico, in addition to a cardio-med cocktail disqualify me too. I am a member of Red Crosses 2 gallon Club. Still have the pin. Those who can, please do. It's almost painless, and you get cookies. (Maybe we could lobby for pie)
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Old 10-03-13, 12:07 PM   #10
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Good thinking. I'm always up for donating blood and of course I don't do it as often as I should.
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Old 10-03-13, 08:32 PM   #11
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I donate here often https://www.lstream.org/ It's close to me and they use the donations locally in San Bernardino and Riverside counties (SoCal).

I'll be there Monday and thinking of you while I donate. Heal up quick!
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Old 10-04-13, 05:02 AM   #12
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Old 10-04-13, 07:28 AM   #13
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I'm so sorry, but medication disqualifies me as well as my wife.
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Old 10-04-13, 02:06 PM   #14
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Accomplishments today:

1) I GOT OUT OF BED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

2) I didn't have to use a bedpan for the first time in a bit over 10 days......, and actually used the toilet.

3) I got in a 75 foot walk around the first hall tier out past the nurses station and my butt didn't hang out the back of the gown, even!

I may be released to home health care tomorrow. I'll know more tomorrow morning (Close to 50/50) and at the latest, Sunday or Monday for sure.
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Old 10-04-13, 03:14 PM   #15
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Already a donor Tom, Type B Positive in the Penn-Jersey Region of the ARC. It's been a few months so I'll set up an appointment (need to find a place in Wilmington since I moved here back in July).
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Old 10-04-13, 05:19 PM   #16
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I've donated 2x in the last 6 months, I'm actually about due for another donation (they've started calling, dang vampires). I think I'm A+ (don't have my card handy).
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Old 10-04-13, 05:39 PM   #17
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I too am ineligable. Lifelong Asmatic and currently on cardiac meds. But My whole family donates for me. God bless and heal up Tom.

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I give regular, 0+. I think they have a gps chip in me now!
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Old 10-04-13, 05:50 PM   #19
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Tom,

Do we donate for you? If so how?
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Old 10-04-13, 06:41 PM   #20
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Glad to here that you are up and about. Well a little about anyway. Here's hoping you get to go home. I've never had to stay in a hospital but I don't think that I'd like it!!

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Old 10-05-13, 04:39 AM   #21
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bbeasley, u can dedicate the donation in my name, but ot'llgo yo anyone in need, as it should be! I'essentially talking a pay it forward thing!
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Old 10-05-13, 02:26 PM   #22
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Well, I just got stepped down from ICU to regular floor. This is definite progress, I'm pleased to say.

Oh, and the blood donation drive both here and via FB has topped a quarter million donations out of the world's total population.
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Old 10-06-13, 09:02 AM   #23
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Tom: best wishes for your recovery! I used to donate regularly until BSE was identified; since I lived in England for a year in the late 80s, I'm now disqualified. I encourage others to donate, though.
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Old 10-06-13, 09:31 AM   #24
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I will donate next time I am eligible. O+. I have to go to China on occasion, and they only disqualify me for 2 years due to Malaria risk. If they only knew how much DEET I use. I hope you do well.

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