Friday, October 17, 2008

No Blood Donating For Me, I May Have Mad Cow Disease!

I had the opportunity to donate blood today or so I thought. Turns out I may have tainted blood from a mad cow! That's right... MOOOOOO!!! See when I was in college I took a term abroad to study in England. I now know that if you've traveled outside the U.S. between Jan. 1980 and Dec. 1996 for a cumulative time of 3 months or more you're unable to donate blood. You could have variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease or Mad Cow Disease. Geez. MOOOOOO!!! The funny thing is I'm 99% sure I didn't eat any meat at that time since I had to buy my own groceries. I was too cheap to buy meat when I needed to buy cider as well. I couldn't have Mad Cow I was on a liquid diet! Anyway, I'm bummed. In my mind I'm losing out on an easy way to help my community. Moo. For more information see the Red Cross.

1 comment:

Glamorous WAHM said...

Well girl, I'm with you on this one. I spent six months in Saudi Arabia for Desert Storm. I can't donate either. So we're two non-donatin' blood sisters!

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