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Old 07-26-2022, 01:54 PM
Status: "I have decided to be happy because it is good for my health" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I also want to thank everyone for donating blood. It gets very stressful when we have to pick and choose who gets blood during shortages. We don't take it lightly.
I would have loved to donate blood but I've been disqualified my entire adult life.

I found out what my blood type was when I was having a procedure: A-. And they gave me a shot, I think it was gamma globulin. I did not understand why. This would have been around 1975.
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Old 07-26-2022, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I had surgery in January and obviously they had to know my blood type, so how can I find out what it is? Anyone in the medical industry know which office I should call? I emailed my surgeon but she didn't reply, I could call their office or do I call the hospital - but who do I talk to at the hospital? Medical records? That is thru the hospital not the surgeon's office right? Thank you
I cannot believe someone doesn't know their blood type.
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Old 07-26-2022, 02:47 PM
Status: "I have decided to be happy because it is good for my health" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I cannot believe someone doesn't know their blood type.

My spouse doesn't. He also doesn't know if he had chicken pox as a child, so he won't get the shingles vaccines. My guess is that he did have chicken pox and he'll be in a world of hurt when the virus reactivates.
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Old 07-26-2022, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Seymour TN
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There must be buttloads of stuff Riley doesn't believe. Everyone wants your social security #. Nobody asks for blood type.
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Old 07-26-2022, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I know mine (B Positive) but I can't remember how I found out. Probably the military.
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Old 07-26-2022, 06:48 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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More than fifty years ago , we had to analyze our own blood type in Junior High Biology.
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Old 07-26-2022, 06:59 PM
 
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Go to walmart- get the home test kit. You'll know in three minutes. And it's less costly

Mine was acquired when I donated to the American red cross. They sent my donor card with the info on it. It helped when they did blood drives and were seeking my blood type specifically.
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Old 07-26-2022, 07:17 PM
Status: "I have decided to be happy because it is good for my health" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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.More than fifty years ago , we had to analyze our own blood type in Junior High Biology.
That brought back a memory I thought was lost.

Ah, Biology. We were supposed to do a finger stick and squeeze out a drop or two of blood. Except I couldn't do it. I tried but couldn't.
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Old 07-26-2022, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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My spouse doesn't. He also doesn't know if he had chicken pox as a child, so he won't get the shingles vaccines. My guess is that he did have chicken pox and he'll be in a world of hurt when the virus reactivates.
It is not necessary to know whether you have had chickenpox before taking the shingles vaccine but he could ask his doc to order an antibody titer to see whether he has had it.
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Old 07-26-2022, 07:50 PM
Status: "I have decided to be happy because it is good for my health" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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It is not necessary to know whether you have had chickenpox before taking the shingles vaccine but he could ask his doc to order an antibody titer to see whether he has had it.
Great idea! But he won't. Terrified of needles. He won't even get routine blood tests. I think it's stupid to refuse screening tests but it's (hopefully not) his funeral.
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