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Why aren't you donating blood?

  • 05-03-2019 3:23pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 119 ✭✭ Dane Tangy Sub


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,260 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    I think the government should start a campaign to shame people into doing it. I'm not against (provided it was set up right) a public name-and-shame list of those who don't donate and haven't proven that they can't/or given a proper excuse.


    Naming and shaming, always works with resolving life's issues, doesn't it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,582 ✭✭✭ Midnight_EG
    Registered User


    Anal sex :cool:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 119 ✭✭ Dane Tangy Sub


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    Naming and shaming, always works with resolving life's issues, doesn't it?

    I'd also propose an extra tax on those who don't.


  • Registered Users Posts: 299 ✭✭ SSr0
    Registered User


    My current tren ace and test prop cycle, prohibits me from doing so.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,260 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
    Banned


    I'd also propose an extra tax on those who don't.


    Increasing taxes, always resolves life issues, doesn't it?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,123 ✭✭✭ amcalester


    The Brits operated on me a few years ago so my blood is tainted.

    Also, I hear they take a pint? That’s nearly an armful.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,881 ✭✭✭✭ Frances Fresh Soreness
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    Excluding those with medical conditions, every Irish adult should be donating blood. It's a disgrace that so many don't.

    What's your excuse?

    I think the government should start a campaign to shame people into doing it. I'm not against (provided it was set up right) a public name-and-shame list of those who don't donate and haven't proven that they can't/or given a proper excuse.

    Feb 14th 2018 my daughter took ill and was brought to Beaumont Hospital with internal bleeding, an artery had ruptured. The blood loss resulted in a cardiac arrest.

    Blood donations saved her life.

    She received so much type O Negative that the hospital sent out a text alert for O Neg people to donate.. To those people and the doctors & nurses of Beaumont Hospita I'm eternally grateful.

    As a diabetic I can't donate, but to anyone here who can ~ thank you, you really do give the gift of life.

    Even typing this now and remembering the day chokes me up.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 119 ✭✭ Dane Tangy Sub


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    Increasing taxes, always resolves life issues, doesn't it?

    Let's assume you

    - don't donate
    - are capable of doing so

    do you think, say an extra E250 tax a month, would persuade you to get off your arse and do something?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ Feisar
    Registered User


    Excluding those with medical conditions, every Irish adult should be donating blood. It's a disgrace that so many don't.

    What's your excuse?

    I think the government should start a campaign to shame people into doing it. I'm not against (provided it was set up right) a public name-and-shame list of those who don't donate and haven't proven that they can't/or given a proper excuse.

    I went to do so in college and couldn't as I had been bitten. Never went back.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,278 ✭✭✭ Your Face


    I got blood taken a few times. More than once they messed it up.

    So not anymore.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭ .......


    I used to love donating it when I was a college student. Free booze. If you felt faint you could even get extra booze. And with the missing pint your be langers on very little. Cakes and crisps too.

    But then they would never tell me my blood type. Some administrative error or other, could never find me on the system despite me donating more than my weight in blood over the years.

    Then one day I went in and discovered that because I had gotten a tattoo I couldnt donate for some length of time.

    Gave up after that. Thats more than 20 years ago now and I still dont know my blood type despite spending a couple of years asking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,260 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
    Banned


    Let's assume you

    'Assumptions are the mother of all fcuk ups'
    do you think, say an extra E250 tax a month, would persuade you to get off your arse and do something?

    No


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ Joelle Unimportant Gnu


    I have given blood hundreds of times, but my age now bars me. I am a long time advocate of blood donations and have encouraged many to start donating. But naming and shaming, or offering tax incentives, is a step rather too far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,070 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn
    Registered User


    If they had an app you could donate through your phone more people would.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 119 ✭✭ Dane Tangy Sub


    Also I think this should be extended to other areas.

    If you aren't an organ donor, then more tax while you're alive and 99.9% tax on any inheritance you plan to pass along. And being named and shamed.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 229 ✭✭ LouD2016
    Banned


    Yesterday our pensions were ruining the planet, today its our lack of blood giving.

    What will tomorrow bring?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,433 ✭✭✭ Ken Tucky
    Registered User


    Last time i went to donate i waited to donate for nearly two hours. Then they force you to sit at a table to make sure you're ok. I understand all that but if the time could be cut i would go back to donating.

    i know its a crap excuse and i have donated quite a lot of blood but the wait times were getting worse and worse


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,290 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mzungu
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    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    Increasing taxes, always resolves life issues, doesn't it?

    Not that I agree with the OP, but it certainly helped to reduce the amount of smokers and the tax on plastic bags reduced them being used too. So, it does have its benefits.

    However, in the case of taxing people that don't give blood, that will do nothing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 491 ✭✭ B_ecke_r
    Registered User


    Organ Donors too.

    can't understand why someone would not want to donate their organs


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 119 ✭✭ Dane Tangy Sub


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    'Assumptions are the mother of all fcuk ups'

    not really. I have no idea about your particulars (but I'd take a stab at you being a male in your early 30s, living in Dublin, working in IT and relatively healthy aside from being overweigt) but anyways that's beside the point. We talk in general about the public.
    No

    Fine then, pay up.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,191 ✭✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria
    Forty - Twenty


    I'm English, your anti-Brit Blood transfusion service won't take my blood.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,260 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
    Banned


    not really. I have no idea about your particulars (but I'd take a stab at you being a male in your early 30s, living in Dublin, working in software and relatively healthy aside from being overweigt) but anyways that's beside the point. We talk in general about the public.


    Again, assumptions are the mother of all fcuk ups!


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,596 ✭✭✭✭ Autosport
    Registered User


    I donate and I often receive texts when they are looking for O negative blood :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 119 ✭✭ Dane Tangy Sub


    I'm English, your anti-Brit Blood transfusion service won't take my blood.

    Fine. But if you're healthy maybe you should be made to do a couple of hours hospital porter duty per month in leiu of blood? And we can have your organs when you die.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,357 ✭✭✭✭ Ush1
    Registered User


    not really. I have no idea about your particulars (but I'd take a stab at you being a male in your early 30s, living in Dublin, working in IT and relatively healthy aside from being overweigt) but anyways that's beside the point. We talk in general about the public.



    Fine then, pay up.

    Harder, must try harder.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,518 ✭✭✭ Martina1991
    Registered User


    Only 3% of people who are eligible to donate actually do.

    The long wait times are a huge deterrent. They must not have enough staff for the mobile clinics.

    But naming and shaming won't encourage people to donate.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 119 ✭✭ Dane Tangy Sub


    Ush1 wrote: »
    Harder, must try harder.
    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    Again, assumptions are the mother of all fcuk ups!


    I don't know what's wrong with you guys and your understanding. let me rephrase.

    Let's imagine (yeah, imagine) that whatever your particulars right now, the following is true (again, in your imagination people)

    - you're healthy
    - you;'re not donating

    If all the above was true (remember imagine), then do you think an extra tax per month would want you to change the situation? C'mon people, you can do it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,466 ✭✭✭ valoren
    Registered User


    I do it every 3 months through work. It's win-win. A free detox and you help someone. Last donation went to Waterford Hospital.
    Wait times are on average under an hour.

    You can't donate at weekends as it's closed and most people are free at the weekend.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 119 ✭✭ Dane Tangy Sub


    Only 3% of people who are eligible to donate actually do.

    The long wait times are a huge deterrent. They must not have enough staff for the mobile clinics.

    But naming and shaming won't encourage people to donate.

    Taxes in combination with it will.

    And let's address waiting times too. Why not. It's not a fundamental property of the universe.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,191 ✭✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria
    Forty - Twenty


    Fine. But if you're healthy maybe you should be made to do a couple of hours hospital porter duty per month in leiu of blood? And we can have your organs when you die.

    You can fcuk off, I do more than enough time in hospital thanks. And yes, my organs will be whoever needs them when I die, unless cancer gets me.


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