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The Tongue

Giving Blood, Who Can And Who Can't

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The American CDC determine that if you have had Hep A after the age of 11 you should not donate blood. That would count me out which is sad as being A-ve I would liked to have helped.

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Guest sa-teef

Some very good news in an e-mail from Sergio this morning:

"Dear Steve,
our dear friend Giuseppe is now and lastly in Italy, where our specialist hospitals and doctors of medicine will give him good care.
Many thanks for participating and standing for our fabulous community. These days I have met such a extraordinary people I did not know they exist.
All the best.
Regards,
Sergio"
That's one for the win column I think.

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Sorry to resurrect this thread but I am moving to Pattaya within 8 weeks for good and I need to have a venesection to remove iron once a week. the blood is no good and has to be turfed. Anywhere, hopefully in the Soi Bukhao area that can do it. I will probably have to pay but it is a simple procedure. Failing that a goodly supply of leeches.

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Guest Mr Pastry

Does any one know ?

Can I still give blood if I am taking anti-coagulants ?

I am on Warfarin for life now, having had to major DTs and a minor one. The anticoagulants stop the blood from clotting and I am wondering if that stays in the blood once it leaves the body. Would be interested to know.

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No

http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-topic

"Coumadin (warfarin), heparin, Pradaxa (dabigatran), Xarelto (rivaoxaban) or Lovenox (enoxaparin) or other prescription blood thinners - you should not donate since your blood will not clot normally. If your doctor discontinues your treatment with blood thinners, wait 7 days before returning to donate."

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Guest Mr Pastry

No

http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-topic

"Coumadin (warfarin), heparin, Pradaxa (dabigatran), Xarelto (rivaoxaban) or Lovenox (enoxaparin) or other prescription blood thinners - you should not donate since your blood will not clot normally. If your doctor discontinues your treatment with blood thinners, wait 7 days before returning to donate."

Thanks, that lets me off the hook then.

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There's a hospital right on Soi Buakhao now called Pattaya City Hospital. Open about a year. No idea if it's any good.

Thanks . Yeah I know the place. My place is on Soi Bongkot so I can access from the fire station entrance Went there for an X-ray about 5 months ago.Not yet fully operational but might be by now. It looks like it will be a teaching hospital so that might be ok becuse if they contaminate the procedure the blood is disposed of any way.

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They screen for HIV and several other diseases. They also ask several other questions about medications and have you fill out a questionaire. So Steve doesn't have HIV or the clap....as of this morning anyway.......... :guitar:

There is a 20 questions page about blood donors on the Thai Red cross page here. http://english.redcross.or.th/home

You can donate between the ages of 17-70 in Thailand.

The Thai Red Cross even has a "club" of sorts for those who have Rh Negative blood of any type, since it is rare in Thailand. They had brochures in English at Queen Sirikit Hospital today. Unfortunately the web page is in Thai.

http://www.rh-negative.com/

They had free fruit juice, water and assorted cookies and snacks in Sattahip today.

The blood bank is open weekdays from 9am to noon there, and they had the ten? spots full and the staff busy with donors waiting for a short time the whole time I was there.

Which surely doesn't stop you from sharing.

It's a good thing to do I think, regardless if someone you know is in need.

But obviously it is a personal choice.

I was joking with the guys today that if the four of us O negative people in the truck were in a serious accident today we would be S-O-L.........55555.

Have donated all my life - saved a young tyke who's blood was problematic at birth - discovered I was O neg then - also had malaria eons back

After the Tsunami I went to Dusit @ Dolphin - walk there on the beach from my condo - Thai Red Cross wouldnt let me go even though my BP

was sky high - fresh out of the gym - sat me down with cookies and tea - same/same all over the world - gave me more after the event also

As mah man Sa-Teef said - Its the least anyone can do for their fellow-man .... especially in a truck full of O-neg Yayhoos

Regards

Jack

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I can't donate blood due to previous activities.

Understand ... however ... so as not to paint everyone with the same brush or a cop-out, or discourage others from donating, its a

great way to figure out how diseased one is .... but ... in all honesty, let the medics decide - dont self medicate

When I was donating in LA there was a 2 hour inquisition about fudgepacking ... all the AIDS shoot had just hit the fan in SF, and

Magic had also tested positive - these days they take gay blood ... just do it - may save somebody's life

Regards

Jack

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I am O-Neg, very looked for type of blood.

But if I gave my blood on a Sunday morning the receiving patient would need an ambulance to go home........

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Understand ... however ... so as not to paint everyone with the same brush or a cop-out, or discourage others from donating, its a

great way to figure out how diseased one is .... but ... in all honesty, let the medics decide - dont self medicate

When I was donating in LA there was a 2 hour inquisition about fudgepacking ... all the AIDS shoot had just hit the fan in SF, and

Magic had also tested positive - these days they take gay blood ... just do it - may save somebody's life

Regards

Jack

Mine comes under self administered injections of drugs on the unaccepted list for blood donors.

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