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Old 02-13-2011, 09:47 PM   #101
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Honestly I wouldn't think many people would do it, and we'd look bad... just my opinion

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I agree. The last RS blood drive kind of proves that. However, if it was part of the summer meet and people knew it would be at that event/location ahead of time, non-members might go there to donate. Attach prizes or giveaways to the blood drive and make it a focus this year?

Attaching a giveaway may be a good incentive for cheap Asians to donate blood. Is there some Feng Shui thing that keeps Asians from donating? Perhaps we should advertise giving blood is good luck - colour of blood being red and all. We all know the Chinese love the colour red. Throw in long life and prosperity while we're at it.

Prizes/giveaways should not be too big or else it will attract too many C-Lai's, LOLOLOLOL.



OK, the more I think about it, you're right. Bad Idea.



EDIT: Ok, the last RS blood drive wasn't a bad thing. It got me excited about donating, and I have been doing it every 56 days since.
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I'd have to agree. I'd feel bad if they drove their mobile unit out there and only 4 or 5 people showed up.

I'm not sure what the stigma is with Asians and giving blood. I can perhaps understand the older generation and C-Lai's not giving blood because they don't know better/superstitious. However, the younger generation should be more educated and well aware of the benefits of giving blood. I can tell you from talking to my mom about it, she seems to be of the belief that your body doesn't regenerate blood after donating. I've told her that's not the case, and she's slowly catching on but it's stuff like this that you probably don't notice as much of the older generation of Asians donating blood. It's also a similar story with organ donation with Asians.

That said, in the last few years I've been giving blood, I've noticed more and more Asians at the clinic when I've gone which is a good thing. I've also noticed quite a few hot girls donating too if that's any incentive for some people
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The organ thing, I can totally understand. You cannot convince people to give up a part of their body after death. The blood thing is something education can change. My mom has no problem with it. In fact, she just thinks it's a simple procedure. In and out, done.

Hot chicks, yes. It makes the time go a lot faster. I just wish the nurses there were a little better looking. Nice as they are personality wise............


BTW, I recall going to some Asian mall where people were given brochures on donating blood - how safe and harmless it was. They had some statistics up on presentation boards. How many Chinese people donated and how many required blood. Not sure how successful it was. Younger generation for sure catch on.
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When they brought the model unit to UBC the wait was a couple hours long to donate, I'm sure people would be happy to donate if it was made convenient enough. If there is a legitimate concern that people won't donate lets start a poll to get an answer of who would.
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ahh, nothing like saving two lives while sitting on a couch

...while i was there, i noticed that we had a revscene group on the wall of the oak donation clinic, anyone know how i can join?
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ahh, nothing like saving two lives while sitting on a couch

...while i was there, i noticed that we had a revscene group on the wall of the oak donation clinic, anyone know how i can join?
To have your donation counted with Revscene, go to

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I went today and received my "10" pin.

I was in and out in under 40 minutes.
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I'd have to agree. I'd feel bad if they drove their mobile unit out there and only 4 or 5 people showed up.

I'm not sure what the stigma is with Asians and giving blood. I can perhaps understand the older generation and C-Lai's not giving blood because they don't know better/superstitious. However, the younger generation should be more educated and well aware of the benefits of giving blood. I can tell you from talking to my mom about it, she seems to be of the belief that your body doesn't regenerate blood after donating. I've told her that's not the case, and she's slowly catching on but it's stuff like this that you probably don't notice as much of the older generation of Asians donating blood. It's also a similar story with organ donation with Asians.

That said, in the last few years I've been giving blood, I've noticed more and more Asians at the clinic when I've gone which is a good thing. I've also noticed quite a few hot girls donating too if that's any incentive for some people
actually that stigma is more towards the oriental side of the asians.
the Sikh community donates a LOT of blood, if you look at the boards at the clinic there are tons of donations from them.

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I was in and out in under 40 minutes.
Good stuff do you go to the one on Oak? I'm due for one, but I'm a little under the weather so i plan to donate next week. I just got my "3" earlier this year lol,

trying to get my family and friends into, but they don't seem too interested.
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Good stuff do you go to the one on Oak? I'm due for one, but I'm a little under the weather so i plan to donate next week. I just got my "3" earlier this year lol,

trying to get my family and friends into, but they don't seem too interested.
Yes, the one on Oak. Lots of parking and they kind of know me now. It's like walking into Cheers, LOL.

My favourite pricker is Jas. She's really good with the needle and knows my veins well.
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Yes, the one on Oak. Lots of parking and they kind of know me now. It's like walking into Cheers, LOL.

My favourite pricker is Jas. She's really good with the needle and knows my veins well.
i only go to that location as well, i haven't even bothered to see if there's a closer location to where I live.

i'm not sure of any of their names, but i haven't had a bad experience yet, as i barely feel the needle go in.

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^ one of them had to pick twice on my friend...

she was not happy.
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yeah im young and dunno shit, but i wanna give some blood. How does it work? Do i gotta sign up? Appointment? or is it just go in and done.
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yeah im young and dunno shit, but i wanna give some blood. How does it work? Do i gotta sign up? Appointment? or is it just go in and done.
It's best to make an appointment, especially if you plan to go in on the weekend. Just tell them it's your first time and they'll be extra gentle with you.
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ohh okies awesome. ohh yeah one more thing u think i can drive afterwards?
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Yep. I drive home all the time. Just make sure you rest up after you donate and enjoy the cookies and juice. If you feel woozy/dizzy don't drive. If you want to be sure, bring someone with you.
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You basically go there and fill out forms and answer a battery of questions. They just want to know that your blood is good to give. As in no aids, weird monkey diseases, etc.

They ask you pointed questions, like have you been to prison, had sex with hookers, touched monkeys and their fluids, etc. They also screen you for these things via sample of your blood. If you have aids or whatever, they will notify you and the authorities. If you have nothing to hide, then you're good to go.

You don't need an appointment, but it helps. When you get to reception they will give you a folder with your info on it. Since you are new, they will ask you for ID to make sure you are who you say you are. They will put you into their database and prick you to see if your blood has enough iron.

You then go to a booth to fill in the top half of a long ass, fill in the square type questionnaire. After that, you wait for a nurse to take you into an interview room to ask you the weird questions. They take your body temperature and blood pressure. They then give you a couple of stickers. One that is a "Yes" and one that is a, "No. " These stickers are barcoded and look similar. The nurse leaves while you put whichever sticker you choose onto the form (you discard the unused sticker into the garbage can). I believe your blood will be taken either way and nobody, including the nurse, will know except for the people who check the paperwork later if it's a yes or a no.

Before you go and give blood, make sure you have eaten and drink plenty of water. Water fattens up your veins, so they can find it easier. Avoid caffeine, as it shrinks the veins -- that's what I was told, so no coffee or coke.

It's good that you want to give blood. I hope you go through with it. Let us know and you will get thanks by the regular RS blood donors. We will welcome you to the elite club, LOL.

BTW, I hope I didn't scare you, LOL. You basically go there and fill out forms and answer a battery of questions. They just want to know that your blood is good to give. As in no aids, weird monkey diseases, etc.

They ask you pointed questions, like have you been to prison, had sex with hookers, touched monkeys and their fluids, etc. They also screen you for these things via sample of your blood. If you have aids or whatever, they will notify you and the authorities. If you have nothing to hide, then you're good to go.

You don't need an appointment, but it helps. When you get to reception they will give you a folder with your info on it. Since you are new, they will ask you for ID to make sure you are who you say you are. They will put you into their database and prick you to see if your blood has enough iron.

You then go to a booth to fill in the top half of a long ass, fill in the square type questionnaire. After that, you wait for a nurse to take you into an interview room to ask you the weird questions. They take your body temperature and blood pressure. They then give you a couple of stickers. One that is a "Yes" and one that is a, "No. " These stickers are barcoded and look similar. The nurse leaves while you put whichever sticker you choose onto the form (you discard the unused sticker into the garbage can). I believe your blood will be taken either way and nobody, including the nurse, will know except for the people who check the paperwork later if it's a yes or a no.

Before you go and give blood, make sure you have eaten and drink plenty of water. Water fattens up your veins, so they can find it easier. Avoid caffeine, as it shrinks the veins -- that's what I was told, so no coffee or coke.

It's good that you want to give blood. I hope you go through with it. Let us know and you will get thanks by the regular RS blood donors. We will welcome you to the elite club, LOL.

BTW, I hope I didn't scare you, LOL
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What 89blkcivic said.

All in all, it takes about an hour from beginning to end. They take about 600mL of blood from you. Your body contains about 6L of blood so it's not a huge amount by any means.

When you get up off the seat, try to get up slowly Sit yourself on the side of the chair and make sure you feel OK before you actually stand on your feet.

It actually isn't that bad, but it's good to take some precautions if you've never donated before and are unsure of how your body will handle it.
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I'm a diabetic (type II) and one day, I gave blood without having eaten anything in the morning. After I gave blood, I felt dizzy - my blood sugar level must have been super low. Almost passed out, in fact. I made it to the rest area and ate as fast as I could. Not thinking straight, I headed to the washroom. I rested there until my lightheadedness went away. I avoided some embarrassment there. Fricken passing out in public after giving blood. Sheesh........... would have looked like a big pansy.

The washrooms there are like those in hospitals. They have emergency cords in case you have difficulty, so it was all good.
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I'm a diabetic (type II) and one day, I gave blood without having eaten anything in the morning. After I gave blood, I felt dizzy - my blood sugar level must have been super low. Almost passed out, in fact. I made it to the rest area and ate as fast as I could. Not thinking straight, I headed to the washroom. I rested there until my lightheadedness went away. I avoided some embarrassment there. Fricken passing out in public after giving blood. Sheesh........... would have looked like a big pansy.

The washrooms there are like those in hospitals. They have emergency cords in case you have difficulty, so it was all good.
yea they take it donating blood quite seriously, and are always trying to make sure you're fine afterwards.

i like bugging the volunteers afterwards, as they're usually quite young and get embarassed easily and aren't quick enough for my witless comments.


Sensations you're over 110 lbs right? lol isnt' there also a stipulation on age as well?
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