Stanford asking for blood donors Palo Alto Issues, posted by Carol, a member of the Palo Verde School community, on Mar 7, 2007 at 9:54 am
Please think about being a blood donor.
I am English and although I gave blood many times before I moved to the US, I am not able to give blood here in case my blood has mad cow disease (?) otherwise I would donate. It is painless, takes a short time and is a very easy way of doing something very worthwhile which gives you a "feel good" feeling of helping out. After all, you never know when you or a loved one may need someone else's blood.
My daughter has also tried to donate, but although she has never lived in England, she has not been allowed to donate either because the number of times she has visited the UK has put her blood "at risk" too. There are so many people whose blood is not wanted that for those who can donate, it is doubly helpful to do so.
Posted by JustMe, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Mar 7, 2007 at 10:18 am
There is a critical shortage of blood right now, I responded to the call last night. I did more than donate blood, I donated platlettes (sp) too. That's a longer procedure that allowed me to relax and watch a long movie while the process was going on. In the end I was given the royal treatment of lying in my chair and finishing my movie, while the nurses fussed over me and brought me cookies and juice. It was real rough.
Please, if you CAN donate, consider doing it. It is one way that you can feel REALLY appreciated. :)
Posted by gunn senior, a member of the Gunn High School community, on Mar 8, 2007 at 3:12 pm
You're Just in Luck!
The Stanford Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive at Gunn High School on March 23 (Friday) between the hours of 8:30 am and 2:30 pm. It will be on campus at the Student Activities Center (SAC). All donors should bring an official ID card with them. Drinks and snacks will be served by volunteers, including myself, and each donor will walk away with a FREE AMC movie ticket.
To Donate you must be:
-Between the ages of 16 and 74 yrs old (16 yr olds need parental consent)
Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Mar 10, 2007 at 4:59 pm
Give your old car to charity and take a tax writeoff. If you could write off the retail value of a pint of blood there would be no shortage. Since the gratification is delayed, there would not be the same hazard as when paying cash for blood and attracting unhealthy folk. Everyone else in the blood chain quite correctly collects a salary, so this policy would properly acknowledge the value of the donation with more than cookies and pins.