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    Default URGENT: Have you 0 Negative blood?

    There's a foreigner in Holy Child Hospital who urgently needs a blood transfusion. His blood type is O Negative. This is a fairly rare type. If anyone reading this has O Negative blood or knows anyone who has, please let me know - either by posting here or by sending me a private message.

    Many thanks.

    Tom

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    Try to pm KTM, he is a Di member, I think he may be able to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by expatron View Post
    Try to pm KTM, he is a Di member, I think he may be able to help.
    Ron
    Thanks. Will try.

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    Thanks to a suggestion from expatron, I managed to find a donor who very kindly went immediately to Holy Child Hospital.

    Unfortunately it seems the blood must come from someone aged 55 or under! I have no idea why.

    So we are still looking for a donor. If anyone knows of someone with O Negative blood, aged under 55, please let me know. Or text or call Jane on 0948 566 0026.

    Many thanks.

    Tom

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    Seems old blood would be better than loosing a life with no blood.

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    Must be 55 or under...That's ridiculous....sorry to hear the donor didn't make it past the Holy Child clown-show audition. I'm 60 and donate often with the Red Cross down here. Sometimes I see other people older than me donating...other times - they are all older than me. If oldies didn't donate here - we'd be stuffed for blood supplies. There is no medical reason for the 55 or under crap...as long as they pass the screening process (no blood thinners, trendy diseases, etc)...
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    I must say I was surprised by the age stipulation. Never heard of that before. My gut feeling, too, was blood is blood; what does age matter? Is there anyone on the forum who's a doctor - or has some medical knowledge - who can offer any explanation?

    Just had a text from the guy who tried to give blood. He writes: "He already received three batches of blood - from an Iranian, an Italian and a Filipino. He told me he needs only one more".

    I am trying to find out whether one of those donors can donate again, or whether they need to find a fourth donor.

    Tom

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    Good luck - hope it ends well for the patient! I just checked on our Australian Red Cross website (was curious myself). The age limit here for blood donations is: 81. I suggest that Holy Child is being a bit precious....

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    Your friend can sign that the blood of the guy is OK and he takes the risk.

    normal screening and donating after that.




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    Quote Originally Posted by tomhelenscott View Post
    Unfortunately it seems the blood must come from someone aged 55 or under! I have no idea why.
    panamá had similar age limit restrictions for blood donations, i wonder if the concerns are that older folks tend to be running on medications. owner consent makes sense to me but not to the hospitals there.

    norm : ))~

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