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Finally able to donate again in two weeks time after going to Borneo in April. Already booked in and looking forward to it.

 

Pete - depends on where you go - the permanent centres do, the ones in the buses have other stuff (yummy cheese etc)

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I've been regularly donating now for 10 years since I started in my present job. Every 3 months they park out the front of my work near the police headquarters in Brisbane, so I am up to about 32 I think. I don't think twice about it, & love the fact that they give you shortbread creams & jatz & cheese afterwards. It doesn't seem to affect me, probably as I drink lots of water. I wouldn't do a hard session afterwards, did once & almost passed out.

 

They were here this week again but I couldn't donate as a bloody work meeting was on at the same time I booked so had to cancel. Who here that donate blood are also on the organ donor register/list. I am as I figure someon else deserves my big heart when I'm goneski....

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Was there not an 'Iron challenge (giving blood)" @ Port half a few years back. i never heard back about any follow up on this ??

 

I went to donate down stairs (as we stayed @ Port Pacific) but had to admit I threw up in the race (as i often do) so they would n't take any of my red stuff.

 

CEM may know what happened to the challenge

I thought it was a great idea in theory but obviously fizzled out, maybe cause to many were sick / dehydrated after the race?

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I thought it was a great idea in theory but obviously fizzled out, maybe cause to many were sick / dehydrated after the race?

Good idea poorly executed I suspect - lead up to a big race is probably not the best time but it would be good to encourage people to donate not too long afterwards (when they tend to be kicking back a bit). It was done as a part of year of the donor but seemed a bit of a token effort. I actually scrawled something about donating blood on my shirt when I did Busso in 2009.

 

To be honest, if I can bump this thread every year or so and 4 or 5 extra people decide to donate as a result I'd be pretty happy (as would Reg!).

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I don't think they would take your blood after an IM as your blood would be thinned out & you are normally 1/3 dehydrated as well. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong...

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Not straight after, I was thinking more 4 weeks or so when everything has started to get back to normal...

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I used to donate blood 20 years back, apparently I have something that they need - slacked off - will be going back

Thanks for the reminder

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I don't think they would take your blood after an IM as your blood would be thinned out & you are normally 1/3 dehydrated as well. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong...

 

 

 

it was the HALF!! sorry 70.3 or whatever they called it

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Well Trinube, as a direct result of your post the bloodbank just got 2 additional donations from 2 new donors (mine and a work colleague)...!

Sausage rolls and vanilla milkshake was a real winner. ;-)

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Great work Pete and your colleague.

I very much appreciate it, as I'm sure will the people who's lives it saves :thumbup::clapping:

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Got a call today from the Vampires, stocks are really low especially for A+.

 

Im booked in for tomorrow evening, late night bleeding at Shire Blood Bank.

 

Get in before you get too precious about your racing being affected.

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Not up for my round 2 yet but will be fronting again as and when scheduled to do so.

I figured it might be fun to log the litres of red stuff contributed by Trannies over the course of the year. Kind of like biggest loser. :)

Apart from potentially increasing numbers through leading by example it would be a nice positive change from so many negative threads on this forum about the evil event organisers, the evil national sporting body and all the other evil things that cause us to angrily thump out our protests on our Iphone keypad. :lol:

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Not up for my round 2 yet but will be fronting again as and when scheduled to do so.

I figured it might be fun to log the litres of red stuff contributed by Trannies over the course of the year. Kind of like biggest loser. :)

Apart from potentially increasing numbers through leading by example it would be a nice positive change from so many negative threads on this forum about the evil event organisers, the evil national sporting body and all the other evil things that cause us to angrily thump out our protests on our Iphone keypad. :lol:

 

Perhaps create a Transitions Club Red group, here http://www.donateblood.com.au/club-red

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Go for it trinube - it's kinda your baby - otherwise I can set it up later if you like. :)

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let me know when the group is online

I missed my three monthly free morning tea this month as I had just had a chunk (Squamous Cell Carcinoma) chopped out of my face - just under the sunglass (unfortunately the incision is really close to the goggles so it has meant a week of no swimming.

back on the donation wagon again come the xmas holidays though. free cake :)

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Haven't donated for pretty much 10 years :shy: but after reading this thread today, I went down to the local joint and donated this afternoon.

 

So there's 500ml for the Trannies Club Red group!!!

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Got a call today from the Vampires, stocks are really low especially for A+.

 

Thats me.

 

Off today so I will give them a call and try to get in today

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Go for it trinube - it's kinda your baby - otherwise I can set it up later if you like. :)

 

Ok, it's underway - apparently takes a couple of days to verify. Must say under type of industry it was very tempting to select 'pornography/adult entertainment' :smile1:

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Ok, it's underway - apparently takes a couple of days to verify. Must say under type of industry it was very tempting to select 'pornography/adult entertainment' :smile1:

 

 

Any news?

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Not a word and I even called and asked. I'm due to give again this week so I'll call them again on Monday.

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I have never noticed it after the band-aid comes off (and that is the worst part of the process).

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OK, we're now officially a 'Club Red' group!

 

To join the group go to: https://www.donateblood.com.au/club-red/join-a-group?group_id=2575

 

I'm assuming that when you donate your Donor ID will automatically assign it to our group (but I'm only guessing). I have made the group open to family and friends as well so if anyone has a spouse etc who donates please encourage them to join as well.

 

get bleeding folks...

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Blood supplies are very low so might be a nice new year's resolution to donate. And don't forget to join the Tranny/Triathlete group first. I'm going this week :) Now's a good time to get in before the race season starts in earnest (obligatory tri content).

 

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When Aiden Antonopoulos was born at 24 weeks his body wasn't ready to take its first unassisted breath. He faced a real risk of running out of blood as his bone marrow could not make enough blood cells. Weighing in at 723g, he was helpless.

 

Royal Women's Hospital neonatal consultant Christiane Theda said premature babies relied on donor blood in the first few days, weeks and months of life. "All babies who are extremely premature will need blood and we really depend on people getting out there and donating blood."

 

"We're concerned that there are not yet enough appointments being made during this time (Dec 24-Jan 7), we need 55,000 but currently only 30,000 have been filled," Blood Service spokesman Shaun Inguanzo said.

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my dad donated blood all his life and only stopped because he was no longer allowed. my brother now does it in his place. it is a selfless and wonderful thing.

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Having seen an OT thread for years, guess too hard to sandbox this. Lol

 

Good job peoples

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Reminder to all to go do this.

 

Apparently they have new machines that alarm if your flow rate goes under 45 - took it as a challenge and topped out over 100 :smile1: got a good workout

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Im booked in for this arvo.

 

Im assuming Aus day weekend will spike a need for blood unfortunately.

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I was going to try a Plasma donation last week but pulled out because I had a bit of a sniffle. Should be good to go next week...

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I was going to try a Plasma donation last week but pulled out because I had a bit of a sniffle. Should be good to go next week...

 

 

Could you change your address to somewhere in Victoria?

We need to beat NSW but we are all too busy sipping lattes and discussing the latest wine vintages to get to the blood bank.... :)

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signed up last week to give blood on the 21st. my fiance works in a pathology lab and was very proud when i told her!

the stocks are quite low apparently, feels good to help out.

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Do plasma donations also get added to that board?

Also - impact on training from plasma donations?

 

For population % looks like the act is doing well...

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Went to give the other day full blood - got rejected on the basis that i had been to Thailand in January. Apparently now a 4 month wait due to it being considered a country that carries malaria - was the reason i was given.

 

Can give plasma some time in April, which i have booked in for.

 

Didn't know about the Tranny's group. Would have added a few mroe for NSW.

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Went to give the other day full blood - got rejected on the basis that i had been to Thailand in January. Apparently now a 4 month wait due to it being considered a country that carries malaria - was the reason i was given.

 

 

I was in the UK in 97, ruined my blood for life...apparently. :sleepy:

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Donations are always needed around Easter due to the number of donors on holidays and the closure of some collection centres. I went today for whole blood. If you're somewhat inclined to help your fellow man, try and find the time to donate.

And don't forget to sign up for the Tranny group - It will help dispel the myth we're all narcissistic, self absorbed, head up our arse wankers :lol:

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As always worth a bump!

 

Donated yesterday and am going to start doing plasma hopefully next month.

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As always worth a bump!

 

Donated yesterday and am going to start doing plasma hopefully next month.

 

 

Pete, what is the go with plasma donations? To be honest the idea of it makes me cringe a bit (compared to "normal" donations) - how does it all work?

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