||Christine Kapusky <ckapoo Æ gmail.com>
||Tue, 17 May 2005 12:37:32 -0400
||Re: Ugly Area Blood Supplies - Our Attention Needed
Damn you for being so worldly, Rob! Yeah, there are a lot of
restrictions, so those of us who do not have restrictions have even
more of an obligation, in my opinion. Guess I'll set up an
appointment now...I've got to check out this gay restriction too (?!)
On 5/17/05, Robert Felty wrote:
> Don't forget that you can't have traveled much either - I am
> disqualified for spending too much time in Europe - something like a
> total of 6 months or more in the last 5 or 10 years. You also cannot
> admit to being gay.
> On May 17, 2005, at 12:31, Christine Kapusky wrote:
> > Looks like it's time to give some blood, folks...
> > ATEO's next blood drive will be held right after the Memorial Day
> > holiday, on Wednesday, June 1. The Red Cross advises that all
> > holiday weekends drain available blood supplies; after all, when
> > likely blood donors are out of town, they don't donate. Hard on the
> > heels of that major holiday, the timing of our next drive will be
> > hugely challenging, but that's no accident. We get scheduled at tough
> > times because, drive after drive, people on this campus deliver.
> > A Red Cross note which reached me today indicates that blood supplies
> > in the 5-county metro area are at all time lows. Take a look:
> > O positive - 86 units on hand and we should have
> > 972..........6 hour supply
> > B negative - 6 units on hand and we should have 57..........
> > 6 hour supply
> > O negative - 58 units on hand and we should have 228........23
> > hour supply
> > A negative - 111 units on hand and we should have
> > 168........48 hour supply
> > B positive - 226 units on hand and we should have 273.......60
> > hour supply
> > Not even one of these blood types has an available 3 day safety
> > margin. Can you imagine having an emergency need in your own life and
> > learning that low supplies like these just wouldn't support your need?
> > Wow! That's why the pints you and I donate on June 1 will matter so
> > very much.
> > If you're healthy, if it's been 56 days since your last donation, and
> > if you're willing to invest an hour at ATNPC on June 1, you can do a
> > world of good. Our drive will run from 7 AM - 5:45 PM. Please visit
> > the Red Cross' registration website at
> > https://www.givelife.org/index.cfm?hlc=ford13 and sign up today.