MacRumors 2018 Blood Drive!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Doctor Q, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I always knew we were blood brothers, Ari :)
    --- Post Merged, May 23, 2018 ---
    Alright, I'm scheduled for May 29th and June 4th.
     
  2. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Got a text message from my North Carolina located mates, six have given a pint each their am time and expect two more by Friday. I will update by the end of the week.
     
  3. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Received confirmation the two from North Carolina have donated, also received a email from from former Army mates (working civilians) at Ft. Harrison, Montana. Nine of them will give blood by next week.
     
  4. Doctor Q, May 25, 2018
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  5. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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  6. Olifant macrumors newbie

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    D92DA9EF-E535-4079-88C3-B85216923B0F.jpeg 2nd donation 16th May
    Really good feeling to get this text message 5 days later:
    “Hi (olifant), your blood donation is already at work! Your blood has gone on to save lives at Box Hill Hospital, Vic today. Blood Service team.”
     
  7. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    There are six more British mates that are finishing a training exercise who want to give but they cannot give until they return to England on the 5th of June. I will nudge them next week to blood donation center.
     
  8. hallux macrumors 68030

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    Just booked a donation for June 7. They're doing a drive at the campus where I work and it happens to be the next day I'm eligible to donate. Provided they take me after having had a cortisone shot today...
     
  9. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Congratulations to the donors from the last week of May and into June: @bunnspecial, @Olifant, @hallux, and the British teammates of @JamesMike, plus a shout-out to @A.Goldberg (a past blood recipient) for supporting the cause!

    Tomorrow we'll post the final and cumulative Blood Drive totals.
     
  10. Doctor Q, Jun 4, 2018
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    Final Tally

    The MacRumors 2018 Blood Drive has ended but the need for blood and platelet donations continues. We encourage eligible people to donate blood and platelets at any time of year, to spread the word about how important it is, to sign up for the organ donor registry and bone marrow registry if you haven't already done so, and to encourage others to do the same.

    2018 Blood Drive totals:

    Blood: 50 donors, 51 donations, 52 units

    Platelets: 4 donors, 9 donations, 21 units

    Plasma: 1 donor, 1 donation, 1 unit

    Totals: 55 donors, 61 donations, 74 units
    Thanks and congratulations to the forum members on our Honor Roll:

    and to all other blood, platelet, and plasma donors.

    Special mention to bunnspecial as top donor, with 12 units of platelets, and to JamesMike, with 34 team members.

    Cumulative

    Blood: 185 donors, 326 donations, 334 units

    Platelets: 34 donors, 93 donations, 201 units

    Plasma: 7 donors, 7 donations, 9 units

    Totals: 216 donors, 421 donations, 544 units

    Multi-year participants: 62

    Organ donor signups: 8

    Bone marrow registry signups: 3
    Top platelet donors: @Timelordprime (30 units), @7thson (29 units), @bunnspecial (27 units), @ironpw (15 units), @skinuca (14 units)

    Top blood drive team: JamesMike: 95 units

    Thanks everyone! Keep donating, and plan ahead for next year's MacRumors Blood Drive in May 2019!
     
  11. ProTruckDriver macrumors regular

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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you All that have donated. I wish I could donate but I can't with CLL and Agammaglobulinemia. I'm on the Watch-and Wait with the CLL. If I need blood or platelets sometime down the road someone here may have saved my life. Thank you again. :)
     
  12. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Join Team MacRumors!

    We encourage MacRumors forum members and site visitors to donate blood or platelets at any local donation center, at any time of year.

    Next year's MacRumors Blood Drive will be in May 2019. Between now and then, you can pledge your blood donations for the MacRumors Red Cross team, as suggested last year by @Slade Mahoney.

    To be included in next year's Honor Roll, enter your forum user name as your First Name and @macrumors as your Last Name when pledging a blood donation for our team.

    Example:

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    Spread the word!

     
  13. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    And I did another 3 units of platelets on Monday to finish out the month.

    I know this was already tallied, but wanted to be sure to mention it.
     
  14. hallux macrumors 68030

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    I know it was entered as a "dummy" for demo purposes but that zip code is actually valid, it just so happens to be the zip code where I'm donating tomorrow!
     
  15. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    We already included your June 4 donation in the stats. Yes, we're that clever!

    You and others can record each donation for Team MacRumors at
    until our next Blood Drive begins.

    The site doesn't let you say that you're donating platelets versus blood, but we can still tally the donations. Go Team!
     
  16. hallux macrumors 68030

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    They did accept my donation Thursday (there was doubt due to the Cortisone shot I received the week before), the appointment was made on May 31. Ended up with a little bruising, the girl that did the "stick" didn't put the needle in far enough, they had to come back and go deeper for better flow, including moving it around (likely the cause of the bruise).
     
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    Reminder: Get a head start on the 2019 MacRumors Blood Drive!

    Record your blood or platelet donations between now and April 30, 2019. You can donate when you want and where you want, even though we're using a Red Cross team page to record donations.

    Step 1: Go to our team page -- sleevesup.redcrossblood.org/campaign/macrumors-blood-drive/ -- and click PLEDGE TO GIVE BLOOD.

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    Step 2: Fill in the form:

    First Name: Fill in your forum username so we'll know it's you!

    Last Name: Type @ macrumors.

    Comments: Report the type of donation, e.g., 1 unit of whole blood, 2 units of platelets, etc.

    Email address: The address to which an automatic confirmation will be sent. We don't care if you fill in a real address, a fake address, or a disposable one. MacRumors won't use it.

    Zip code: Fill in any zip code, which determines the map you see in Step 3. MacRumors won't use it.​

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    Step 3: Click MAKE A PLEDGE.

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    Step 4: The last screen offers to help you to find a donation location. If you don't need that help, simply close the browser window.

    Any donations recorded between now and April 30 will be counted in the MacRumors Blood Drive during May 2019.
     
  18. stridemat Moderator

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    Done - will add myself to the register now.
     

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  19. Olifant macrumors newbie

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    I donated in October and just last week ... and I have tweeted to the MacRumor’s donation hash tag !

    --- Post Merged, Jan 31, 2019 ---
    PS 1 unit of whole blood each time ... always nice to get a thank you SMS afterwards
     

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  20. barbu macrumors 6502

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    EB33B9A4-9D2C-4571-A854-9511760F3D50.jpeg Donated 500 mL of type O negative today. Happy donating everyone!
     
  21. hallux macrumors 68030

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    In the chair now...

    Topping off my third gallon lifetime donations...
     
  22. hallux macrumors 68030

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    Well.. that donation was eventful!! The woman that took care of me was very talkative but very nice. She had trouble getting the test vials to fill and needed to get help. I actually donated today at one of the local Red Cross donation centers, I had to skip my initial appointment due to a doctor's appointment on the same day.

    THEN, on the way home I (initially) unknowingly ended up assisting our state police with locating a hit and run suspect. Saw him driving erratically on the highway, when he got off (at the exit I was getting off at) I could see the airbags deployed and decided it needed to be called in. He eventually got his car stuck on a snowbank at the entrance to his driveway. I waited for the cops, when the sergeant (one of FIVE officers that were there at the time) came to talk to me he advised me the guy was "hammered". Dispatch had advised me the vehicle was wanted for a hit and run incident, which happened before I saw him the first time.
     

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