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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 11:33:52 PM »
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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 11:46:20 PM »
I wish I could get Dogfish Head 90 Minute here.  I'd give a pint for a pint!
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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 11:52:59 PM »
Great story, I'm due to donate again . . . I just need to find a drive and an offer :)
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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 08:13:42 AM »
Wonder if this is going to give Sam an idea for another beer........ :o

Cool story though.
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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 08:15:20 AM »
Wonder if this is going to give Sam an idea for another beer........ :o

Cool story though.

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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 03:18:58 PM »
Nice article...  Cheers!!!
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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2011, 03:53:00 PM »
Wonder if this is going to give Sam an idea for another beer........ :o

Cool story though.

Boudin Noir in a beer... I'm good thanks.
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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011, 04:05:43 PM »
Proof that beer + giving blood is a good thing after all.  I just got my gallon pin Wednesday ;).

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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 04:34:52 PM »
Proof that beer + giving blood is a good thing after all.  I just got my gallon pin Wednesday ;).
I've donated continuously since my wife started nursing school back in 1988.  When the blood bank out here computerized their records in 1998 they started everybody from scratch but I still got my 3 gallon pin about a year ago. My wife is a school nurse and she's the coordinator for 4 drives annually at her school.  Teachers take their elementary kids to the gym so they can see it's not a big scary deal and then we throw a pizza party for the high schoolers who donate.  Her school in a town of 2000 people often does better than our town of 25,000 at blood drives.
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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2011, 08:47:26 PM »
Been a while since I donated but I have by 1 Gallon pin...I get queazy though. Don't like needles.
I worry the nurses too, I get so pale when they skewer me. :D
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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2011, 09:03:07 PM »
Been a while since I donated but I have by 1 Gallon pin...I get queazy though. Don't like needles.
I worry the nurses too, I get so pale when they skewer me. :D
For years I would black out, then they learned to put ice packs all around my neck and lay me down flat.  I have pretty low blood pressure(105 over 70) and so I would pass out.  Now I do the double draw where they take a quart, centrifuge it to keep the red cells and re-inject the plasma.  It's supposed to make you less tired but I can barely make it home to collapse on the sofa.  It's the one day every 3 months that I know I won't be drinking any beer.
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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2011, 12:11:01 PM »
I've got my 4 gallon pin, and that doesn't count all that I donated before I moved to Seattle.  It has always been very convenient for me to donate here, I actually feel bad I don't donate more, I only go 2-3 times per year lately.  It's never bothered me at all, and having a beer on donation day isn't out of the question. :)
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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2011, 05:10:46 PM »
I used to donate at work when I lived in Orlando.  The Bloodmobile comes regularly to OUC's Stanton Energy Center.  It takes a lot more of a concerted effort to donate here in Puna, and it doesn't happen so much... Go figure

Funny thing - I'd feel sleepy for a couple of days after giving a pint.  Too cool!  A free buzz while helping others...

Not sure how much I gave over the 15 years I worked at the Stanton Energy Center.  More than two pints, I guess.  They like me; I'm O negative.

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Re: Red Cross oops goes viral in a philanthropic way
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2011, 05:28:18 PM »
Refreshing story in the age of corporate PC douchebaggery.
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