MacRumors Blood Drive


Moderator emeritus
Nov 28, 2001
down in Fraggle Rock
I still say the Red Cross and their ilk deserve your scorn more than they deserve your money. That's just my opinion; everyone should develop their own take on this and act accordingly.

FWIW, I loved the United Kingdom and Ireland and wouldn't trade my time there for any amount of time in a Red Cross bloodmobile.
The rules are set by the FDA not the red cross.

Lara F

macrumors 6502a
May 5, 2005
Montreal, Quebec
As a physician I'd be happy to donate - trouble is I'm tiny, under 5 feet. Hard to pass the minimum weight at this size. :(

Thanks to all those participating, and arn for instigating this!

Doctor Q

Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
The 2-month MacRumors Blood Drive has ended.

Number of units of donated blood: 48
Number of units of donated platelets: 25
Total number of units donated: 73

Number of forum members who donated blood or platelets: 50 (see donor list)
Number who donated more than once: 4
Number of donations (trips to a donor center): 57
What the numbers don't tell you is how important these donations are to people in need of blood or platelets. Blood drives like this one save lives.

Thank you and congratulations to all who participated, thank you to those who posted words of encouragement and spread the word, and thank you especially to those who will continue to donate blood and platelets in their communities.
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