2021 TarValon.Net Blood Drive

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  1. Erin al'Denael

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    New year, new thread -- but the same overall goal of helping our communities through blood donations. :) This year will be our 7th year of hosting our annual Blood Drive. As a community, we have contributed to this initiative since the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013. Blood banks in our local communities are vitally important whenever medical emergencies strike.

    In 2020, nine donations were reported from February until November by 5 unique donors for a total of 10 pints of blood. Donations were made in the United States, Sweden, and the UK. Thank you for your donations! :)

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    If you have donated blood, or feel this is an important cause and want to help promote it within the community, here are our Blood Donation graphics:
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    Many thanks to everyone for your help and support with this! :)
     
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  2. Serinia Edoras

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    The pandemic really restricted many of the blood drive activities in my area last year but I'm hoping to participate in 2021!
     
  3. Tallan Daar

    Tallan Daar Aes Sedai Historian

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    How fitting - my first donation for the year is scheduled tomorrow. :lol
     
  4. Megana Vallentin

    Megana Vallentin Aes Sedai

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    Ohh I can do this! I've been donating blood once a year at Dragon Con, but since it got canceled last year I donated locally instead. And then I just kinda...kept doing it, every time they reminded me.
     
  5. Erin al'Denael

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    That's awesome. :D

    I stopped trying to donate blood after the 3rd time I came away looking like a drug addict. Small veins, much stabbing, not fun. But I wish everyone else well who can and wants to do this. :)
     
  6. Erin al'Denael

    Erin al'Denael Ban Hammer, Scourge of Spambots Everywhere Accepted Director of Community Outreach

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    *double post, good reason though*

    Graphics in the first post have now been updated to the new logo. Many thanks to Marketing for their assistance with this!
     
  7. Aleita Taviah

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    Love the new graphics!

    I've updated them in the TVT blog post too!! ^^
     
  8. Elin al'Nia

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    Done! First donation of the year in the bag, back to the Donor Centre in four months (we can only donate three times a year in the UK). I’m now up to 98 lifetime donations, all being well I should hit 100 by the end of 2021.
     
  9. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    Thanks for the reminder about this! I haven't given blood in over 20 years, because the few times I did it I ended up in bed for a week, feeling like I had the flu. I think it was because, at the time, I barely weighed the minimum required to donate blood. I weigh significantly more now :look :lol and I've been wanting to give it a try again but never got around to it. This thread just prompted me to set an appt for March 27. :D
     
  10. Erin al'Denael

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    That's awesome! :D

    You rock! :joy

    I have annoyingly small veins, and don't like getting stabbed multiple times while someone tries to find a vein -- so I tend to avoid donating blood. But I might try again over spring break, when I have time for bruises to fade.
     
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    I can't remember if I submitted info about my January donation or not already. :look is there a way to check?
     
  12. Erin al'Denael

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    You logged it. :)
     
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    Thanks for checking, Erin! <3
     
  14. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    I had an appointment to donate today but it was unexpectedly canceled. :( Will try again soon!
     
  15. Megana Vallentin

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    I just submitted my first one! It was my third appointment this year but the first two times my hemoglobin was just slightly too low. Weirdly, this time the girl suggested I run my hands under warm water before she tried a different finger, and that worked. Everyone there thought it was crazy! Since I get cold super easily, I imagine the hot water improved my circulation just enough to make a difference. I'll take it!
     
  16. Erin al'Denael

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    Huh, that's interesting!

    Glad you were able to donate. :)