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Doing something Zarjaz...
« on: 14 April, 2009, 07:32:30 pm »
Give Blood!
They need your blood... stocks are low.. go give blood! http://www.blood.co.uk/

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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #1 on: 14 April, 2009, 07:50:27 pm »
Normally do but I'm on medication at the moment.

But RUFUS speaks wise words.  Go give blood.
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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #2 on: 14 April, 2009, 07:53:44 pm »
Good shout Rufus. If you've never given blood before, don't worry, it's absolutely painless and you get a wonderful feeling of pious superiority and biscuits afterwards. Result.

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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #3 on: 14 April, 2009, 08:29:57 pm »
I do it just for the Bourbon biccies afterwards. Yum!
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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #4 on: 14 April, 2009, 08:31:44 pm »
and you normally get nice biccies and lemonade or tea or a packet of crisps free. can't do it at the moment as on anti biotics -can't booze either.
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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #5 on: 14 April, 2009, 08:39:42 pm »
Would do it - if they hadn't just opened me up and shoved me guts back in.
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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #6 on: 14 April, 2009, 09:00:46 pm »
Used to give blood all the time when I was in the army, been meaning to start up again, just getting round to it.






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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #7 on: 14 April, 2009, 09:15:27 pm »
Good call Rufus, I always forget  (though I have given a kidney) - I don't understand why they don't, as far as I can see, have sone kind of system where you put in your email address and/or mobile number so they give you an email or text on the day to remind you where it's happening: Surely that wouldn't be much more than a couple of days work for a programmer and must surely double the intake.

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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #8 on: 14 April, 2009, 10:00:40 pm »
Quote from: "Kerrin"
Good shout Rufus. If you've never given blood before, don't worry, it's absolutely painless and you get a wonderful feeling of pious superiority and biscuits afterwards. Result.

It's also a fantastically cheap way to get pissed, since alcohol will have roughly double the effect it would normally have if you go for a pint within a few hours of doing the noble deed.

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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #9 on: 14 April, 2009, 10:36:53 pm »
Jim, I learned that the hard way. First time I ever gave when I was 18 was just before a Monday night at the Ritz in Manchester '88. I think I had barely a third of what I would have and I was away for the night.

Give blood folks- It really is a fantastic thing to do for your fellow cits.

Twice a year is my average, and I know I could do better.

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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #10 on: 14 April, 2009, 10:52:14 pm »
im not allowed

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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #11 on: 14 April, 2009, 11:04:31 pm »
On what grounds can they refuse to accept your donation?
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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #12 on: 14 April, 2009, 11:05:07 pm »
Aaah - the Ritz and it's brilliant bouncing dance floor and finishing the evening with the Dambusters theme.

Do you know what, Bolt, there's a jolly good chance that I was in the Ritz at the same time as you.

But back on topic - give blood folks.
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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #13 on: 14 April, 2009, 11:08:58 pm »
There's lots of reasons Godders.

I wasn't allowed to give for several years because I'd spent a lot of time in Malarial areas (not the Ritz).

Or if you are anaemic.  Or an intravenous drug user or practicing homosexual (or even if you are a homosexual who is brilliant at it) or if you've recently had a tattoo or had sex with a prostitute or visited various bits of Africa and had sex with someone.

But it is a brilliantly easy way to do something good for your fellow man.

And is painless and simple.

And the biscuits.

I don't feel we've menioned the biscuits enough.
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Re: Doing something Zarjaz...
« Reply #14 on: 14 April, 2009, 11:11:15 pm »
As far as I remember, these were some of the factors that would prevent you:
Having gay sex within the past year (male only, I suppose).
Having sex in a country with a high risk of catching HIV.
Having sex with a prostitute at any point of your life.
Taking certain types of medication (my dad, for example, takes some pills to help his circulation, and as such had to stop giving blood.)
Getting a piercing within the last year.

The last time I gave blood, there was only one disqualifying factor, and I'm afraid I ignored it. It was only the piercing one, mind you.
And they used to give you a bottle of Guinness along with your biscuits. Now that was an incentive.
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