Author Topic: Blood donation  (Read 42324 times)

quixoticgeek

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #250 on: September 21, 2020, 04:05:31 pm »
That's interesting. What's the rationale behind that?

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Auntie Helen

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #251 on: September 21, 2020, 06:50:36 pm »
Same here in Germany - I can’t give blood or organs because of BSE.

I couldn’t in the UK either because of having had cancer, even though it was 26 years ago.
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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #252 on: September 22, 2020, 11:18:42 am »
Had to cancel mine earlier this week as I'd been ill (not Covid) over the weekend. Need to rebook for #19.

Less talk, more booking.

Sunday 4th October is the next appointment at my preferred location.

Booked.

Cancellation letter but incomplete:-

"We regret to let you know that we have had to cancel your appointment to give blood at Donor Centre, 75 Cranmer Terrace (Tooting), Tooing, London, SW17 0RB on ."

Website still has my appointment on it, will check in a few days to see if that changes otherwise I'll give them a ring (still 12 days to go until that appointment).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Blood donation
« Reply #253 on: September 22, 2020, 03:57:47 pm »
Got a letter about the Dutch organ donor registry. Not sure there's much point, being British, my organs and blood are not acceptable for donation in this country.
I don't know if in the event of me snuffing it they can get organs on a plane to the UK where they are accepted...
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J
That's interesting. What's the rationale behind that?

The USA and many other countries do not accept blood from those who ate beef in Britain in the 1980s due to BSE/prion risk.

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #254 on: September 24, 2020, 02:34:06 pm »
Reason for cancellation arrived in a letter today.  There are new social distancing guidelines so they’ve had to reduce number of donors per session. So I didn’t make the cut...

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #255 on: September 24, 2020, 02:41:40 pm »
Just back from giving blood locally to me. Bit of a backlog at the door / waiting to be screened so I think the staffs lunch break was fast disappearing.

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #256 on: September 24, 2020, 02:43:25 pm »
Got a letter about the Dutch organ donor registry. Not sure there's much point, being British, my organs and blood are not acceptable for donation in this country.
I don't know if in the event of me snuffing it they can get organs on a plane to the UK where they are accepted...
:(
J
That's interesting. What's the rationale behind that?

The USA and many other countries do not accept blood from those who ate beef in Britain in the 1980s due to BSE/prion risk.

USA is a joke since they didn’t even test their own beef for the stuff causing BSE back then. Don’t know if they test now, probably not.

I was out travelling round world during the entire BSE episode, so missed whatever was happening back here in UK.

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #257 on: September 24, 2020, 03:08:02 pm »
I have been a bit lapse but also due to a lot of staff being furloghed I've not been able to get to my usual lunch time donation venue

Being o neg and I'm missing something which means noe natal can have my blood. Basically My blood is the vampires equivalent of domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru.

They always tell me I can get a booking whenever. Booked yesterday. For December....... I havent given since Easter so we'll outside the 3 months

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #258 on: September 25, 2020, 05:14:45 pm »
Cancellation letter but incomplete:-

"We regret to let you know that we have had to cancel your appointment to give blood at Donor Centre, 75 Cranmer Terrace (Tooting), Tooing, London, SW17 0RB on ."

Website still has my appointment on it, will check in a few days to see if that changes otherwise I'll give them a ring (still 12 days to go until that appointment).

Just got a couple of texts from them:-

"
We're very sorry for the confusing letter you received from us recently, we have identified and fixed the bug that caused it.
"

"
All sessions are going ahead as usual and we still need you to donate. Please visit blood.co.uk or give us a call on 0300 123 23 23. Thank you!
"

That means I'm still on for next weekend.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #259 on: September 27, 2020, 11:50:24 am »
I got turned away from my last one (after almost an hour’s wait) because of a slightly too-recent bout of conjunctivitis, which was news to me!
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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #260 on: October 04, 2020, 10:22:35 am »
That means I'm still on for next weekend.

#19 done.

Now relaxing watching the marathon on telly whilst waiting for the nurse to come round to do the next ONS Coronavirus test.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #261 on: October 10, 2020, 06:51:22 am »
After a couple of misses due to low Hb (seemed to be them, their machine said 126, but GP test said 136) now back donating. No 86  :)

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #262 on: October 10, 2020, 10:21:06 am »
I went on Wednesday. Faster through than usual, due to no waiting at any stage. First time in ages that I didn't have a trainee. Number 29 done.

Re: Blood donation
« Reply #263 on: October 28, 2020, 02:41:13 pm »
Received a letter the other day as a reminder with a pre printed form attached and everything.

Pre lockdown I gave blood at work which made it easy not to forget but the letter has been the prompt I needed. 

Ive booked in for Monday 9th November at the donor centre in central Edinburgh, just in case I do a long ride on either the Saturday or Sunday before.  It will officially be my 40th donation - though I think the real total might be a bit more, when I started giving blood in the 1980s it was in the West of Scotland and Im sure their records have never been aggregated.   


Re: Blood donation
« Reply #264 on: October 28, 2020, 03:25:27 pm »
I’ve recently started giving blood in Edinburgh after a 25 years of donating in England and Wales. Prior to that, I donated in various parts Scotland but never in Edinburgh. Fortunately, I have kept all my donor records so I could tell them because they had no idea as they not only not share records with England or Wales but also it seems, not with other centres in Scotland.
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #265 on: October 28, 2020, 04:07:40 pm »
SNBTS is a national service and seems to always have been, the problem is the migration to electronic records, the usual approach is not not do the migration and leave the paper records hanging around somewhere.

As for cross nation data migration, I'll just laugh.
Well OK I won't, different services from day 1 and different record keeping requirements and processes, not sure if the GP practice data providers manage it where the provide software to various places but I've had a CD of patient data exported from some German system land on my desk before because "your IT you must know what to do with this".

Dàta migration was easier when it was all on paper because you'd just need to shove the wadge of paper in the patients record folder.

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hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Blood donation
« Reply #266 on: October 28, 2020, 04:46:26 pm »
Back in the day, I just presented my little blue stickie album for a new stickie, whether I was in England or Scotland. I have a little Israeli blood donation certificate too...

Salvatore

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #267 on: November 25, 2020, 11:23:44 am »
I went to give blood today. Never again. They ask far too many questions.

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Re: Blood donation
« Reply #268 on: November 27, 2020, 08:47:54 am »
Ha.

Booked #20 for just after Christmas (12 weeks and a day after my previous donation).

Setting up nicely for #25 in early 2022.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."