Ok, so it has come to my attention that if you have had an alcoholic beverage within 48 hours of the time you arrive at the blood bank you are not allowed to give blood. I don’t know…doesn’t that sound ridiculous to anyone else? As I said to the person who told me this, I think a person dying on the operating table who needs blood won’t care that they wake up a little tipsy…just as long as they wake up. And then again, 48 hours??? Come on now
And I’m pretty sure (although I could be entirely wrong, of course) that we have the technology to purify an individuals blood as long as it’s not diseased. I’m pretty sure a little bit of alcohol is not a disease, so why make such a BFD about it? Oh, and in case you are wondering why I even care at all (I mean after all, people make up jack ass policies that make no sense whatsoever all the time)this person is a universal donor.
You’re going to turn down one man’s blood…blood that could save EVERYONE’S life because he had a few drinks a couple days ago? Where are our priorities nowadays? *Sigh* I don’t know…I think I am going to make that a stipulation in my medical file “Will take alcohol or drug flooded blood as long as it will save my life…will check into rehab later”.Hmmmmmm….I should look into that
Wow, look at me, it’s been a while since I’ve done an opinion piece! Go Me!!!