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World Blood Donor Day June 13, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — magicalersatz @ 7:04 am

Tomorrow (June 14) is World Blood Donor Day.

If you’re able to do so, please consider giving blood. It’s a simple gift that can mean the difference between life and death for those who receive it. (And women are statistically more likely to need a blood transfusion than men, so you can think of yourself as doing something practical to help out the sisterhood.)

If you’re in the US, you can get information about where to donate here.

If you’re in the UK, the information can be found here.

If you’re in Australia, go here.

If you’re in Canada, you can look it up here.

(The World Blood Donor site has information for various other countries, or you can google the name of your country + blood and the blood service is usually the first hit.)

It won’t be too bad, you’ll be glad you did it, and they’ll give you a cookie when you’re done. Off you go.

 

3 Responses to “World Blood Donor Day”

  1. magicalersatz Says:

    Just realized that the link I posted for the UK is actually only for England and Wales. Here are the links for Scotland and Northern Ireland, respectively:

    http://www.scotblood.co.uk/
    http://www.nibts.org/

    And while I’m at it, if you’re in the Republic of Ireland:

    http://www.giveblood.ie/

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Just remember not to go if you’re a gay man in the US (http://on.msnbc.com/lQhash) or UK (http://bit.ly/kXm8JA).

  3. magicalersatz Says:

    I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t know about either country’s ban. Such a restriction is, needless to say, beyond ridiculous.

    There’s at least some hope that the UK’s ban will be relaxed soon:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/calls-to-lift-ban-on-gay-men-giving-blood-2296531.html


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