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Old Jan 13, 17, 3:44 am #586

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An excellent cause. I give blood as and when I can.

Well done to all of you who do too. Thank you.
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Old Jan 14, 17, 11:51 am #587
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I donated for the first time yesterday and it was very painless and took barely 40 minutes start to finish. I'll make a point to do it more regularly in future now I've created an online account and will receive a donor card soon by mail.
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Old Jan 17, 17, 2:03 pm #588
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Donating blood as we speak

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Old Jan 18, 17, 11:11 pm #589
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Thanks for the reminder, goalie. Just made my appointment to give platelets tomorrow.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 11:33 pm #590
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I already donated platelets earlier today.
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Old Feb 15, 17, 10:15 am #591
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Just gave another triple of platelets...not surprisingly, the donor room was pretty quiet on Valentine's Day evening.
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Old Feb 22, 17, 10:39 am #592

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(Should have posted this much earlier)

In Hong Kong blood collection service is centralised and donors can walk in any donation center when fit to do so.

I always do whole blood donation as apheresis donation can only be conducted in one specialist donation centre which is far from where I work/live.

My membership was upgraded to a higher tier last year. Anybody cares for a status challenge ?

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Old Mar 16, 17, 2:02 pm #593
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Old Mar 16, 17, 4:07 pm #594
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Finally received my blood donor card in the snail mail the other day. I'm 0+ which I'd forgotten or never knew but have already scheduled my next donation.
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Old Oct 16, 17, 10:48 am #595

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Donating blood only takes a few minutes but can potentially save lives. So let's continue donating as long as we're fit to donate.
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Old Oct 24, 17, 8:37 pm #596

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[In FT language] My 29th whole blood donation requalified "frequent donor scheme" in Hong Kong.
(3 donations a year for male).
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Old Oct 25, 17, 4:37 am #597
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Which is great, and I would love to donate blood in HK as I did in the UK until I immigrated here 18 years ago.

Sadly, Hong Kong refuses to take blood from anyone who has spent much time in the UK or Europe in the past, so I can't. :-(
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Old Nov 3, 17, 5:53 pm #598

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South African blood donor here, where the A+ blood group squad at ?
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Old Nov 4, 17, 12:06 am #599
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Thank you for the reminder! I had previously hit my plasma loss limit (in the US, there's rolling one year limit), so I was told to take a few weeks off. But I think I'm in the clear again. Time to donate some more snot (aka platelets)!
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