NHS Blood and Transplant Free Promotional Organ Donation Post-It Notes, Fluffy Bugs, Pens, Balloons
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NHS Blood and Transplant Free Promotional Organ Donation Post-It Notes, Fluffy Bugs, Pens, Balloons

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Found 26th Apr 2012
96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood, and only 29% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register. Three people a day die waiting as there are not enough donated organs available.

The NHBS Blood and Transplant Authority has free promo materials available to help raise awareness and **encourage registrations**.

Perhaps it is your turn to register today ?
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Original Poster
Go to deal button opens NHBSBT home page, scroll down, Promo Catalogue is on right hand side
My next appointment is in July
do not qualify to give blood =[ x or eles i would! x
Why did you post it here, this isn't free! It will cost you an arm and a leg...X)
Cant give blood until July because i went to the Dominican 6 months ago
Original Poster
xbecky07x

do not qualify to give blood =[ x or eles i would! x




Frustating if you do not qualify. The following from the National Blood Service website :

You should not give blood if:

You're a male donor with less than 12 weeks' interval between donations.

You're a female donor who had given blood in the last 12 weeks (normally, you must wait 16 weeks).

You have a chesty cough, sore throat or active cold sore.

You're currently taking antibiotics or you have just finished a course within the last seven days or have had any infection in that last two weeks.

You've had hepatitis or jaundice in the last 12 months.

You've had a tattoo, semi-permanent make up or any cosmetic treatments that involves skin piercing in the last 4 months.

You have had acupuncture in the last 4 months, unless this was done within the NHS or by a qualified Healthcare Professional registered with a statutory body.

A member of your family (parent, brother, sister or child) has suffered with CJD (Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease).

You've ever received human pituitary extract (which was used in some growth hormone or fertility treatments before 1985).

You have received blood or think you may have received blood during the course of any medical treatment or procedure anywhere in the world since 1st January 1980.

You may not be able to give blood if:

You've had a serious illness or major surgery in the past or are currently on medication. Please discuss this with the clinical staff. The reason you're taking medicines may prevent you from donating.

You've had complicated dental work. Simple fillings are OK after 24 hours, as are simple extractions after 7 days.

You've been in contact with an infectious disease or have been given certain immunisations in the last four weeks.

You're presently on a hospital waiting list or undergoing medical tests.

You do not weigh over 50kgs (7st 12). Please note, if you are female, aged under 20 years old and weigh under 65kg (10st 3lbs) and are under 168cm (5’ 6”) in height, we need to confirm your estimated your blood volume is over 3500ml.

Pregnancy

You should not give blood if you are pregnant or you are a woman who has had a baby in the last 6 months.

Travel abroad

Please wait 6 months after returning from a malarial area before giving blood. Please also tell us if you have visited Central/South America at any time. (Those who've had Malaria, or an undiagnosed illness associated with travel, may not however be able to give blood.)

West Nile virus

Have you been to or plan to go to CANADA, UNITED STATES, ITALY, MAINLAND GREECE, ROMANIA, ALBANIA, ISRAEL, TURKEY, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC of MACEDONIA and RUSSIA between May 1st and November 30th? If yes, it might affect you giving blood.

The special problem of HIV and Hepatitis viruses :

•Every single blood donation is tested for HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) and hepatitis B and C.
•Infected blood isn't used in transfusions but our test may not always detect the early stages of viral infection.
•The chance of infected blood getting past our screening tests is very small, but we rely on your help and co-operation.
•People who carry these viruses may feel healthy for many years.

You should never give blood if:

You have ever had syphilis, HTLV (Human T - lymphotropic virus), HIV or hepatitis C.

You've ever worked as a prostitute.

You've ever injected yourself with drugs - even once.

You should not give blood for 12 months after sex with:

A man (if you’re a male). Men who have had **** or oral sex with another man (with or without a condom) are deferred from blood donation for 12 months.
A man who has had sex with another man (if you're a female).

A prostitute.

Anyone who has ever injected themselves with drugs.

Anyone with haemophilia or a related blood clotting disorder who has received clotting factor concentrates.

Anyone of any race who has been sexually active in parts of the world where AIDS/HIV is very common. This includes countries in Africa.

***No need to automatically rule yourself out as there is a 24 hour helpline : 0300 123 23 23


Original Poster
BourneTrader

Cant give blood until July because i went to the Dominican 6 months ago



What did you catch there ?
Edited by: "Tanker" 26th Apr 2012
Original Poster
diktiomenos

Why did you post it here, this isn't free! It will cost you an arm and a … Why did you post it here, this isn't free! It will cost you an arm and a leg...X)



If you did lose an arm or a leg buddy you would need a transfusion. Hope they're not running short in your area. Have a look here : itv.com/new…ge/
Well due to me having low iron levels it excludes me ! Its not fair really because they have drives at uni and becuase I am a student nurse we are expected to donate and i cant... x
I cant give blood because I was given a blood donation when I was a baby which was within the 1st January 1980 deadline thing
Thanks
where I used to donate back in my country, I remember there should be another rule that you can't donate within 24 hours after consuming alcohol.
I don't weigh enough. Although if I buy every junk food related deal on here I'm sure I'd gain the extra 4 lbs needed by the end of the week.
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