Friday, November 21, 2008

Wanna donate blood in the US? DON'T go to India

I have to go to Bangalore at the end of January next year for business. When I was giving blood last Saturday here in Phoenix, I was informed that it will be "one year from your departure date from India" before I can donate blood again. Argh! I was working on my 7th gallon, and now, I'll have to go a full year since I was in a malaria exposure region. I could understand a 2 or 3 months of waiting to see if I picked up something, but a full year? That's BS.

I will get a chance to practice my Tamil and Hindi though. Small consolation.

1 comment:

  1. I have had the same problem each time we have taken a cruise, perhaps we should leave Haiti, Jamaica and St Maarten off the lists from now on. I only got the 6 month ban for the 12 hour stop in Haiti, they have efficient mosquitos there.


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