[Parentsgroup-list] HALLOWEEN BLOOD DRIVE: WE NEED YOU!!

Dudley Public Service dudleypublicservice at gmail.com
Sun Oct 29 13:40:12 EST 2006


DUDLEY HOUSE HALLOWEEN BLOOD DRIVE: WE NEED YOU!!

Hi Everyone!
The Dudley House Public Service Fellows are DESPERATELY looking for blood
donors for
our Halloween Blood Drive, which will be taking place on the 2nd
Floor of Dudley House on Tuesday, October 31st. While we have some blood
donors,
we still need another 10 volunteers, so those of you out there who can
donate blood, Please sign up! And pass the word to your friends! This is a
quick, easy, but extremely important way to help save people's lives. There
are fifteen-minute time slots from 10.15 am - 2.30 pm on Tuesday October
31st to donate blood. If you can make it, please email
us at dudleypublicservice at gmail.com with a time frame you would like
us to fit you in (e.g. 'I can do anytime between 1 pm and 2 pm'), and
we'll sign you up for a fifteen minute slot.

IMPORTANT: Before you sign up, however, please have a look at the
conditions below, 'Who Can Donate Blood?' to check if you are
eligible for donating blood. Depending on health and travel history,
some people may be permanently or temporarily deferred from donating
blood.

Thank you, and DO SIGN UP! We need you!
Fatin Abbas
Dudley Public Service Fellow
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WHO CAN DONATE BLOOD?
(MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL)

We require all of our volunteer blood donors to be at least 17 years of age,
weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. However, some people may be
temporarily or permanently deferred from donating blood. Some reasons for
the permanent or temporary deferrals are listed below. This list subject to
change without notice.

PERMANENT DEFERRALS
=95    Persons who had viral hepatitis at or after age 11.

=95    Persons who are at high risk for contracting HIV/AIDS:
o    Men who have had sex with another man, even once, since 1977;
o    Persons who have injected street drugs, (including steroids) even once;
o    Persons who have received clotting factor concentrates;
o    Persons who have exchanged sex for drugs or money since 1977; and
o    Persons who have tested positive for HIV (the virus that causes AIDS),
indicating past exposure to the AIDS virus.

=95    Persons who have AIDS or one of its symptoms.

=95    Persons who have visited or lived in England, Northern Ireland,
Scotland, Wales, The Isle of Mann, Channel Islands, or Falkland Islands from
1980-1996 for a total of 3 months or more.

=95    Persons who have lived in European countries for a non-consecutive
total 5 years or more from 1980-present.

TEMPORARY DEFERRALS
=95    Persons who have visited a malarial-endemic country within the last
year.

=95    Persons who have received blood, plasma, or other blood components
within the last year.

=95    Persons who have been tattooed within the last 12 months or received=
 a
body piercing from a non-professional.

=95    Women who are pregnant, who have given birth or had a third trimester
miscarriage or abortion within the last six weeks.

=95    Persons who have had epileptic seizures within the last year.

=95    Persons who have close contact or lived with someone who has hepatit=
is
within the past 12 months.

=95    Persons who have been treated for syphilis or gonorrhea within the l=
ast
year.

=95    Persons not feeling well on the day of donation (i.e., cold, flu,
etc.), or persons who have taken antibiotics within the last 72 hours
[before blood donation].

=95    Rabies vaccination after exposure within 12 months.

=95    Persons who have had malaria within the last three years.

=95    Dental cleaning within 24 hours [of blood donation]; Root canal, oral
surgery, or tooth extraction within the past 72 hours [before blood
donation].
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