Tar Valon Blood Drive 2018 Announcement!

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by Calen Velervron, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Head of the Yellow Ajah Forum Moderator

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    My plan is to go next Tuesday when I'm eligible again. :)
     
  2. Dnae Ila

    Dnae Ila Gaidin

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    I really want to donate again, but I have two complications.
    One, I refuse to donate to the Red Cross, and the other collection organization around has hours that are very difficult to get to around my work schedule.
    Two, even if I have the time, what do I do with my toddler? I already have a full-time babysitter for while I'm at work, and I don't want to over-burden my family, who I regularly ask to help out. But there is zero chance he won't be running around and pulling on tubes, and I can't properly watch him with a needle in my arm.
     
  3. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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    Can you donate to a specific hospital? For instance I have only ever donated to MD Anderson Cancer Hospital directly. Not sure about the child care part though.
     
  4. Dnae Ila

    Dnae Ila Gaidin

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    Hmm, I never thought of that. Maybe our hospital could make an appointment for blood donation. They might just refer me to the red cross, but it's worth a try.
     
  5. Martinis Clarkey

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    Nice to see my post has spurred such reaction
     
  6. Juliya Karasu

    Juliya Karasu Novice

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    Just booked an appointment for myself and for my husband. I haven't donated in years because of pregnancy or anemia so I'm hoping I'll be okay to donate!! I have O- so they always want me :\
     
  7. Karassa Souladrin

    Karassa Souladrin Aes Sedai

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    Ended up being sick and unable to donate in July (had a fever and everything)

    But! Was able to reschedule to donate last Friday! :D
     
  8. Juliya Karasu

    Juliya Karasu Novice

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    Tried to donate yesterday but my hemoglobin was too low. I'm really bummed about it, actually, because first of all I wasn't expecting that and also it's been 2 years since I've donated.

    Thanks for this thread as a reminder, though, and I hope people continue to donate. I know Canada has a real need right now for donations.
     
  9. Alenya Al'Roran

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  10. Tallan Daar

    Tallan Daar Aes Sedai Director of Research and Records Historian Forum Moderator

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    :fistbump to Alenya, and I'm sorry it didn't work out for you, Juliya - do you have ways to get it up, through diet or supplements or whatnot? For your own sake as much as for any future donation attempts.

    Got my third donation of the year in today, so now I'm done until 2019.
     
  11. Juliya Karasu

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    Way to go! That's great.

    I do have supplements - I'm going to talk to my doctor and see what I should do.
     
  12. Martinis Clarkey

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    wow that's great Tallan, Sorry to hear that Juliya, hope you can you can donate soon.
     
  13. Samarasin Tavaral

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    I just wanted to thank all of you that are donating. My son ended up with two transfusions this weekend, and if it weren't for donations he'd still be pretty sick. So thank you for donating!
     
  14. Adanys Wynterwulf

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    :love :hug Glad to hear he got what he needed
     
  15. Martinis Clarkey

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    It is our pleasure even if it isn't our own pints.
     
  16. Martinis Clarkey

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    Wanted to give a October update as to the Blood Drive. As of today we have had 16 donations! The top donating member groups again is the Brown Ajah at 4 . but the Non-Affiliated JM's are Equal 4

    I would like to thank all of you for taking the time to donate. I would like to thank everyone else for encouragement or donating in other ways. If you have not recorded your donation please do so. if you don't have the link message me with your Tower email or a personal email and I'll send you the form.

    If one donation can save 3 lives, we have saved 48 lives so far this year- and can do so much more!

    Here is how it stacks up.


    Affiliation totals of Affiliation group
    Blue Ajah 3
    Brown Ajah 4
    Citizen/Resident Citizen 1
    Green Ajah 1
    Mahdi'in d'ma Dieb 1
    Non-Affiliated JM 4
    White Ajah 1
    Yellow Ajah 1
     
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  18. Dnae Ila

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    Do we have a 2019 thread coming? I'm hoping I'll be able to donate this year.
     
  19. Kyla Sterling

    Kyla Sterling Evil Overlord / TVT Assistant Editor Aes Sedai TVT Editor

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    Soooooo I found out a few weeks ago that my liver function is actually *perfect* (that's the word the nurse used) and so there's really no reason I can't start to donate blood again!
     
  20. Elia LePhant

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    Yay that's great, Kyla!