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Posted: 10/26/2010 6:48:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2010 7:11:23 PM EDT by PA452]
Poll inbound.

Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:54:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2010 7:31:50 PM EDT by LongueCarabine]
I knew a girl who was so Italian that her blood type was Ragu!

LC

ETA:  Mine is O+.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:54:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:11:59 PM EDT
Glad to see I'm in good company here with lots of other O positives.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:18:28 PM EDT
Right now I'm with Waldo on beer+, but, really I'm A+.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:20:15 PM EDT
Lucky me...AB+
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:20:22 PM EDT
O+



At least that's what my packet and my tags said.










I believe 'em.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:20:43 PM EDT
O Neg
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:20:44 PM EDT
B+
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:22:53 PM EDT
B+
I donate every time there is a local drive.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:23:39 PM EDT



Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:


B+

I donate every time there is a local drive.


I don't but I really should



 
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:24:58 PM EDT
Red with a hint of caffeine.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:25:14 PM EDT
I like my blood like I like my drink. Red.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:26:23 PM EDT
ONEG.

I should donate more often but I've been having some problems with anemia. I figure I've had a 4 unit transfusion and only given 3 units, I need to donate at least two more to more than break even.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:27:24 PM EDT
No idea. It's reddish. Does that help?
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:28:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheCanuck:

Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
B+
I donate every time there is a local drive.

I don't but I really should
 


The last time I tried was 2004.

I waited 3 hours before getting to a chair. The guy stuck that needle in, and nothing was coming out. So he decides he's not in the vein right, so he starts digging around with that needle....for four minutes. Yes, four minutes. I was watching the clock.

The blood was coming out like molasses. He went away for a while, came back. The bag hardly had any blood in it. He pulled the needle out, said that what was in the bag was too little to save, but they took too much to try the other arm. So the entire thing was for nothing.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:32:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2010 7:34:34 PM EDT by kaos]





Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:



B+


I donate every time there is a local drive.
About 2 weeks ago.  I go a week or two after they send me the email telling me I'm good, again.

For the first time ever, I got out of there without a bruise the size of a postcard on my elbow.





Local blood drive bus at the library with several techs inside.  Some little Indonesian kid who couldn't have been older than 20 gave me my first ever no fuss/no muss blood letting.





Several weeks before, the same bus had a chick on board who stuck me 3 times thru the pipe, and then giggled that it was her first day.  
 
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:32:53 PM EDT
Human.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:36:13 PM EDT
O+
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:37:32 PM EDT
B+

Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:40:17 PM EDT



Originally Posted By PA452:



Originally Posted By TheCanuck:




Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:

B+

I donate every time there is a local drive.


I don't but I really should

 




The last time I tried was 2004.



I waited 3 hours before getting to a chair. The guy stuck that needle in, and nothing was coming out. So he decides he's not in the vein right, so he starts digging around with that needle....for four minutes. Yes, four minutes. I was watching the clock.



The blood was coming out like molasses. He went away for a while, came back. The bag hardly had any blood in it. He pulled the needle out, said that what was in the bag was too little to save, but they took too much to try the other arm. So the entire thing was for nothing.
Your tale makes think I should probably avoid donating blood then because I, too, have really thick blood that coagulates real fucking quick. Last time I had to have blood drawn at the hospital, they barely managed to get a half inch in the bottom of the test tube and they poked me 3 or 4 times





 
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:41:30 PM EDT
A-
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:48:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PA452:

I waited 3 hours before getting to a chair....


One good thing with being O neg is getting fast tracked through the process.
I've never waited more than 15min before getting stuck.
Never had any problems with the techs either, 'course I have a freaking gardenhose in my right arm.

I've lost track of how much I've given over the past 20yrs.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:50:54 PM EDT
AB+.  I donate whole blood every 2 months.  I also had the Red Cross call me and ask for my apparently awesome platelets, which I donate regularly too.  
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:53:14 PM EDT
A+
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:53:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
ONEG.

I should donate more often but I've been having some problems with anemia. I figure I've had a 4 unit transfusion and only given 3 units, I need to donate at least two more to more than break even.


Talk to your doctor about a ferrous sulfate supplement to boost your iron.  Red meat helps a bit too.  (Assuming you don't have other medical issues, of course)
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:53:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Moose:
Originally Posted By PA452:

I waited 3 hours before getting to a chair....


One good thing with being O neg is getting fast tracked through the process.
I've never waited more than 15min before getting stuck.
Never had any problems with the techs either, 'course I have a freaking gardenhose in my right arm.

I've lost track of how much I've given over the past 20yrs.


It was at a military blood drive while I was in AIT, so they weren't giving any of us priority based on blood type.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:53:48 PM EDT




Originally Posted By PA452:

Glad to see I'm in good company here with lots of other O positives.




Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:56:54 PM EDT
A+



Gave a pint today, no wait when you make an appointment at the blood bank.




Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:58:45 PM EDT
I'm A piece Of Shit.
APOS
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:59:31 PM EDT
Dog tags claim A+, so I'll go with that.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:00:21 PM EDT
A+, got a donation scheduled next Monday
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:02:46 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Buckeye67:


O Neg






 
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:09:33 PM EDT
I'm O+
 
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:12:41 PM EDT
I am the Universal Donor!
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:12:42 PM EDT
A- over here.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:42:38 PM EDT
A+
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:03:58 PM EDT
50/50 wheat beer and caffeine
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:09:13 PM EDT
A+.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:12:23 PM EDT
No clue. Can I do a home test?
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:14:03 PM EDT
A+ with some sort of uncommon characteristic that makes the blood place take my blood even when they don't need any A+. I have no idea what it is. I usually give a double red when I go there
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:17:05 PM EDT
Half French and half Scotch



I used to be O-negative but medication improved me to O-positive



Similar to my experience with medication, I now have a positive experience with HIV according to my doctor.



I don't know why he was so glum with a positive test?
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:27:29 PM EDT
A neg
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:30:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By timco:
No clue. Can I do a home test?


Sure thing.  Just get you a bunch of blood antigens for A, B, and Rhesus proteins.  Then you're going to need some really small cups.  Get yourself to bleed a little into each on of the cups and add the antigens.  Whichever one goes from looking like blood to looking like water with little red flakes that sink to the bottom is your blood type.

...or donate blood and ask them to send you the results (at least the Oklahoma Blood Institute will do that, too bad Dad threw mine away before I got home from college to read it).
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:31:44 PM EDT
IDK red
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:35:05 PM EDT
A-

All American Red.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:36:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:37:48 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Steelblitz:


Dog tags claim A+, so I'll go with that.


+1. I had to grab my old  dog tags and take a look.



 
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:43:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2010 9:49:45 PM EDT by _DR]
Originally Posted By PA452:
Poll inbound.

http://oi53.tinypic.com/2cp8few.jpg


That table is wrong.
O NEG is universal donor.
AB POS is universal recipient.



ETA, ok it's also right I just read it wrong. seems backwards, but correct.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:45:53 PM EDT
Twenty-odd years ago, the Army told me I was O+.

I'd love to be able to donate blood, but as a cancer survivor, I highly doubt anyone would want it.  (I know I wouldn't want someone else's blood if at one point they'd had cancer cells flowing through it.)
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:53:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2010 10:14:33 PM EDT by Boomer8450]


Great for you, sucks for me.

I'm negative for some common virus that they don't like to give to infants, as well.

I'm pretty much on the vampire top 10 menu.

ETA:

Type O- represents around 6.6% of the U.S. population. Type O- can be recieved by anyone, however type O-'s can only receive O-.

Why does this suck balls for us, you ask?  

It's pretty simple - Your gunshot/zombie bite/car crash/whatever ass gets dragged to the E.R.
You are losing blood at an alarming rate, and need blood now.
The first thing they do?  Plug a few (hundred) units of O- into you to keep you alive.
Eventually they'll figure out your blood type, and refill you with a better match.  Great for you, take a week off work, and go home.

In the mean time, my gunshot/zombie bite/car crash/whatever ass gets dragged to the E.R.
A day after you just bled out 200 units of O-.  They give me enough to keep my alove while they blood type me.
Well fuck, I can't survive any other type, and one of you thrill seekers just bled out the whole supply.
Yay me.

I just died in the hospital. I'm pretty sure it'll be attributed to gunshot/zombie/not wearing a seatbelt, not to the fact that some AB+ asshole used up the O- supply!

O negs: please donate. You just might save my life.

Everyone else: Stop doing stupid shit that makes you bleed!
If it's not your fault, and that pint I gave a bit back saves your ass and I get to bleed to death, I can live with that.
If it is your fault, and you live, and I die... I will fucking haunt your toaster.  You don't like toast?  I will make toast like you. You will not like it. This is a promise.
Stop wasting my blood.
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