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 year ago