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[Nov. 18th, 2003|04:34 pm]
Peter Sheil
They don't want my blood :(

Apparently it is because I was in the USA during the last 28 days - there is some mosquito borne virus that can cause problems.
*shrugs*
I had to sit around for 15 minutes before they told me that. Frustrating *grrrrrr*

The last time I gave blood was 1982! I had to stop after that 'cos I had glandular fever then after two years, when I was just able to give blood again, I caught a sexually transmitted disease and was told I should never give blood again. The rules about this particular disease have changed now and if it hadn't been for all the darned American mossies they'd have taken it this time.

I'll head off to the hotel soon and drown my disappointment in ... drinking chocolate? ... ahh well, could be worse.

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: dance_n_queen
2003-11-18 09:24 am (UTC)

West Nile Virus is what they are referring to I am sure, but thats odd any way you look at it, bc thats international. Surprized you mentioned the STD.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-11-18 10:41 am (UTC)
West Nile Virus

Yep I think that's the one. Now you must have beeb away from certain countries (including the USA now) for 28 days before you can give blood.

Surprized you mentioned the STD
Well that was why I haven't given blood for over 20 years. It wasn't pleasant but it is just something that hapened a long time ago.

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: dance_n_queen
2003-11-18 12:45 pm (UTC)
Is your office having a blood drive?
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-11-19 01:29 am (UTC)

Is your office having a blood drive?

No,just a regular 6 monthly collection for vampires annonymous. ;)
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[User Picture]From: dance_n_queen
2003-11-19 03:47 am (UTC)

No,just a regular 6 monthly collection for vampires annonymous. ;)

LOL
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[User Picture]From: loreeley
2003-11-18 03:05 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry they didn't want your blood. At least...there aren't vampires roaming your area. :-P
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-11-19 01:30 am (UTC)
:) or if there are they are well feed.
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[User Picture]From: bellanna
2003-11-18 03:58 pm (UTC)
I'm not allowed to give blood :( I'm anaemic so until my doc says I'm ok it's a no no for me) Oh and my friend Bobby actually gets asked to go for extra sessions as he has some really odd blood type. The nurses complain about his blood they say it's extra thick!! Hope you enjoy the hot choc...hopefully I will bake some cookies soon
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-11-19 01:31 am (UTC)
Ahh cookies ...well mixed I hope :)
Peace
peter
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