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Hello Kickrunners!<br><br><b><span style="color:#800080;">New</span>:</b> <a href="http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2008/edition_02-24-2008/Giving_Blood" target="_blank">http://www.parade.com/articles/editi...8/Giving_Blood</a><br><br>
This will be our first one here, third one if we count the CR blood drives...<br><br>
Please, if you are eligible, donate a pint of blood and report here, date and type (platelets or whole blood).<br><br>
If you are not eligible, please consider getting a proxy donor. Just ask a spouse, parent, friend, etc. to donate blood, if they do... you get the credit here!<br><br>
This blood drive runs from 28 December, 2007 until 31 March, 2008.<br><br><a href="https://www.givelife.org/index_flash.cfm?&gclid=COXvyO_-65ACFShsGgodSzLZYA" target="_blank">https://www.givelife.org/index_flash...FShsGgodSzLZYA</a><br><br><a href="http://www.bloodservices.ca/centreapps/internet/uw_v502_mainengine.nsf/page/Home?OpenDocument" target="_blank">http://www.bloodservices.ca/centreap...e?OpenDocument</a><br><br>
La Tortuga, my blood drive partner, is offering hats again this year! I was lucky enough to receive one last year and it is my <i>favorite.</i><br><span style="font-size:large;">Our Heroes so far...</span><br><br><b>beaton33</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">28Dec07</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint O pos whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>sdp (Sara)</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">05Jan08</span></span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of O neg whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Sara's Mom</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">05Jan08</span></span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of AB whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Sara's Friend</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">05Jan08</span></span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>Platelets O pos</b></span></span><br><b>BigGahoona</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">08Jan08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint A pos whole blood</b></span></span><br><b>Buzzy</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">08Jan08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint B pos whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Laura in Houston</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">09Jan08</span></span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint O neg whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Caddisfli</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">12Jan08</span></span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint B pos whole blood</b></span></span><br><b>wanderingoutlaw</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">14Jan08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><b><span style="color:#FF0000;">1</span></b> <span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>unit of platelets and plasma</b></span></span><br><b>Gingerbread</b>:<span style="font-size:xx-small;">17Jan08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><b><span style="color:#FF0000;">double platelet donation of A pos type</span></b></span><br><b>Jura</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">18Jan08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pin</b><b>t A pos whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>mcsolar</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">18Jan08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>double shot of a+ platelets</b></span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Sans Souci</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">24Jan08 <span style="font-size:small;"><b><span style="color:#FF0000;">1</span> <span style="color:#FF0000;">big ol' bag of A pos (pint whole blood)</span></b></span><br></span></span><b>Sans Souci (proxy)</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">24Jan08 <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 big ol' bag of A neg (pint whole blood)</b></span></span></span><br><b>RumblinBumblinStumblin</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">29Jan08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of O pos whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Lilmissrosie (my proxy)</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">30Jan08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1st pint of AB pos (whole blood)</b></span></span></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><b>wa5yom (Tim)</b>:</span> <span style="font-size:xx-small;">31Jan08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 unit of platelets</b></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>wanderingoutlaw (John)</b> : <span style="font-size:xx-small;">05Feb08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 unit of platelets</b></span></span></span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>RCL</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">06Feb08</span></span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of A neg whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>StarrRuns</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">07Feb08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of whole blood</b></span></span></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Gingerbread</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">08Feb08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>double platelet donation of A pos type</b></span></span></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>sdp, Sara's Dad</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">11Feb08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of whole blood</b></span></span></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><b>sdp, Sara's Sister</b>:</span> <span style="font-size:xx-small;">11Feb08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of whole blood</b></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>rosecoloredglasses</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">12Feb08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of B neg whole blood</b></span></span></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>slogger jogger</b>:<span style="font-size:xx-small;">last monday</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>Platelets, O pos</b></span></span></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><b>Hermerocallus</b>:</span> <span style="font-size:xx-small;">16Feb2008</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of whole blood</b></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>sdp, Sara's friend</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">19Feb2008</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of whole blood</b></span></span></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="font-size:small;"><b>sdp, Sara's friend</b>:</span> <span style="font-size:xx-small;">19Feb2008</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Yar</b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">19Feb2008</span></span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint of whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-size:small;">Gingerbread</span></b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">22Feb2008</span></span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>2 units A pos platelets</b></span></span><br><b><span style="font-size:small;">wanderingoutlaw</span></b>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">02Mar08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 unit of platelets and plasma and a hematoma – ouch!!!</b></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><b>BigGahoona</b></span>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">04Mar08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint A pos whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Laura in Houston</b></span></span>: <span style="font-size:xx-small;">06Mar08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>5 proxy donors</b></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Jura:</b></span></span> <span style="font-size:xx-small;">14Mar08</span></span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint A pos whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Jensparks:</b> <span style="font-size:xx-small;">25Mar08 <b><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">1 pint O pos whole blood</span></span></b></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><b>Beaton33:</b></span> <span style="font-size:xx-small;">26Mar08</span> <span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>1 pint O pos whole blood</b></span></span><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b>wanderingoutlaw:</b> <span style="font-size:xx-small;">30Mar08</span> <span style="font-size:medium;"><b><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">1 unit of platelets and 1 unit of plasma</span></span></b></span></span></span><br>
 

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I'm sure this is a FAQ now - but where in the training cycle could I donate without really fouling myself up?
 

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I last donated on December 15, so I won't be eligible until February 14. My next targetted donation date is early February, which is the 10th annual National Donor Day.
 

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mustang, i donate platelets anytime; haven't felt any effects in my running. i have done interval sessions the day after platelet donation and ran normal speeds.<br><br>
when i donate red blood cells, my interval times take 6-8 weeks to recover back to the predonation speeds. long and easy runs feel normal after a couple of days. i don't donate whole blood 12 weeks (or sometimes even more) prior to a goal race.<br><br>
makes you appreciate what blood doping and epo would do to you, and what a huge benefit the cheaters get when they do it.
 

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Thanks mcsolar!<br>
This is great info.<br><br>
Mustang Sally,<br>
YMMV. Being a girl and all, you might need more time. Best time to donate could be a few days post-race.<br>
Don't jeopardize your goal race, get a proxy! Perhaps The Scot is eligible?
 

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Would do it, but unfortunately I'm not eligible.
 

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Im glad the date is until March 31st, Ill be elligible again to donate.<br><br>
Whatya mean just because I was fortunate enough to go on a cruise to Jamaica and Grand Cayman I cant donate for a year <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I think this deserves a sticky and Millbot agrees so up it goes!!
 

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Donated whole blood today. O-, by the way.<br><br>
Feel great, since I did 3 miles this morning, and won't go out again until Friday. I'm so dang slow, I'll never know the difference. Heck, it might make me lighter, so I can go a tad faster - ha! Oh, yeah - all that food I ate since then probably negated that.<br><br>
I sure wasn't the first to post, BUT I'm the first to post a donation - woo hooooo! Maybe I'll even get 2 donations in this drive, since I'll be eligible to donate again on March 5!
 

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Thanks. Will look up platelet donation and start twisting The Scot's arm.
 

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I haven't donated in, um . . . . well over 8 yrs, I'm ashamed to say . . .<br><br>
And I think they even like my AB- blood, so I really should do this. Well, I should do it regardless of my blood type really.<br><br>
didn't you once upon a time, have a link where you could plug in your zip code and it would give you a list of any blood drives in your area?
 

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I last donated whole blood on December 28th. Won't be eligible for another until February 22nd. Could the rules be stretched just a bit please so that it can count? <img alt="sad5.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad5.gif"><br><br>
This really is a neat thing that you folks do every year.
 

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I'd love to donate, but I can't. Something about being in Europe in the 90's and the Mad Cow scare with English beef. Unless they've lifted those restrictions.
 

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Just checked with Canadian Blood Services: The Scot, being, well, a Scot, and all, is ineligible. He lived in the UK until '83, and is therefore theoretically subject to Mad Cow issues. Le Rats. Will continue to hunt.
 

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My wife and I would like to thank all you blood donors. She has a defective immune system and gets weekly infusions of human gammaglobin(sp?) which comes from blood donations.<br>
I donate myself and need to schedule one up.
 

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I'm good to go starting the 29th.<br><br>
Donating always knocks the carp out of my training for a couple weeks, but I can't imagine comparing the importance of maximizing my very limited abilities on the road vs the good my 4-5 pints/yr probably do. If I were a compatitive runner - maybe I could justify a more selfish outlook on this, but my pathetic times don't offer much cover on that score.
 

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I used to donate 5 times a year, for about 15 years. Then I moved and there's no where local to donate. Finally I saw a van doing it at the nearby Home Depot place, and when I went in to donate, they rejected me because I had been in the Dominican Republic on vacation about 8 months previously.<br><br>
If I could find a place nearby to donate, I'd happily do it. The local hospital in the town where I work actually doesn't have a blood donation facility. Isn't that strange?<br><br>
Susan
 
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