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Old 02-21-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Reading the news today it was noted that the family of Officer Esquivel has put out a plea for blood donors for Officer Esquivel who was run down on Loop 410. He needs O-Positve blood. Approximately 130 SAPD personnel have stepped forward so far but he will need several more surgeries. Donatons may be made at University Hospital. God Bless all who step forward.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I'm O+, donated just last week through the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. They did say they were in need of O+ in particular, so maybe it found it's way to him.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Unfortunately I'm not allowed to donate in this country otherwise I would in a heartbeat
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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San Antonio police officers set new University Hospital Blood Bank record | News - Home
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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Unfortunately I'm not allowed to donate in this country otherwise I would in a heartbeat
Same here. Eight years in England and Germany did me in and I guess I'm banned for life under present rules.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Same here. Eight years in England and Germany did me in and I guess I'm banned for life under present rules.
It's so frustrating. I'm worried also that if I can't give my blood that I also wont be able to donate organs either if anything bad was to happen to me. I am praying for the day that they can detect whether or not you carry BSE in your blood.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Ditto, too much time being stationed overseas has put me on the verboten list.

The odd thing is that they used over three gallons of my blood without a problem, then suddenly it appears that I there was some remote chance that I may have eaten a burger in the UK that was possibly made from a Mad Cow and now the poor souls who could benefit from my donations have to look elsewhere. Honestly, I probably have a better chance of winning the lottery than being affected by Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease!

Personally if I needed blood, I'd risk it.

I wish I could help. Sorry.

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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I wasn't aware of the ban until one of my staff in the Pentagon went to give blood. This guy was working on something like his "100 gallon" badge and was a regular donator....not to mention we had to give him half a day off when he donated. He actually had tried to get me to go with him that day but I'd been in Central America visiting Mayan ruins recently and knew there was a six month waiting period due to potential exposure to malaria. He came back quite agitated that he had been told he could never donate blood again, and indeed, they were going to take him off the organ donation list. We actually checked with the American Red Cross and verified what he'd been told. All kind of amazing as the reason given was they didn't want to "contaminate" the US blood supply yet many of us who had been stationed in Europe had given blood back in the US for years....seemed kind of like "closing the barn door after horses have gotten out".
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