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Title: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: semigeekgirl on May 16, 2022, 03:45:36 PM
Per the UBlog, the San Diego Blood Bank is now taking appointments:

https://sdccblog.com/2022/05/blood-drive-appointments-now-open-for-san-diego-comic-con-2022/

I just signed up.   ;D

Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: f22raptor on May 17, 2022, 11:22:16 AM
Thank you!  I just signed to donate 2 RBC-Double Red Cell.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: semigeekgirl on May 17, 2022, 11:37:17 AM
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Thank you!  I just signed to donate 2 RBC-Double Red Cell.

Awesome! I'm too small to do power red so I just do whole blood at SDCC. When I donate during the rest of the year I do plasma but the mobile blood bank isn't set up for that. :)
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: Silenthillnight on May 19, 2022, 06:50:33 PM
Thanks for the heads up, signed up for 2RBC.  I haven't found time to do my usual Power Red donation in the past few months so it'll feel good (mentally) to do it at SDCC again.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: Jim Watari on May 20, 2022, 04:21:21 AM
 I just signed up to donate 2 RBC-Double Red Cell

Did my first one at The SDCC Special Edition last year.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: f22raptor on May 20, 2022, 03:37:20 PM
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I just signed up to donate 2 RBC-Double Red Cell

Did my first one at The SDCC Special Edition last year.

My first time was also at CCSE! Donated 2 RB C-Double Red Cell and the staff offered me 2 T-shirts instead of 1.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: chocolateshake on July 11, 2022, 09:01:58 PM
For locals, you can donate before or 21 days after comic-con if you want to avoid the lines.  You will still get the t-shirt and pin.  If you donate before, ask them for the certificate of donation you can use to get the goodies at comic-con.

https://www.comic-con.org/cci/blood-drive
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: shadow and flame on July 12, 2022, 12:12:30 AM
Thanks for the link! Scheduled my 2RBC for Sunday 9am  :)
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: Vapors on July 12, 2022, 01:09:26 AM
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For locals, you can donate before or 21 days after comic-con if you want to avoid the lines.  You will still get the t-shirt and pin.  If you donate before, ask them for the certificate of donation you can use to get the goodies at comic-con.

https://www.comic-con.org/cci/blood-drive

I find it interesting they mention pins for folks donating after but no mention of them for folks donating during the con. Wonder what's up with that.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: DragonJuls on July 12, 2022, 06:05:22 AM
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Thanks for the heads up, signed up for 2RBC.  I haven't found time to do my usual Power Red donation in the past few months so it'll feel good (mentally) to do it at SDCC again.

Last time I donated at the blood drive, I donated plasma. I’m a universal plasma donor and they want mine. Lol
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: omarwinkie66 on July 12, 2022, 09:10:34 AM
I donate Plasma all the time, make about $500-$600 a month depending on promotions but it stil pays good
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: semigeekgirl on July 12, 2022, 09:26:44 AM
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Last time I donated at the blood drive, I donated plasma. I’m a universal plasma donor and they want mine. Lol

At the Comic-Con Blood Drive? I am also universal plasma (AB neg) and they've never asked me. In fact some years they've told me they can only do whole blood and double red cell at the SDCC mobile drive.

I'm torn on whether I would want to do it at Con - I like to donate plasma bc I know it's harder for them to get, but it does take longer.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: alyssa on July 12, 2022, 09:30:00 AM
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At the Comic-Con Blood Drive? I am also universal plasma (AB neg) and they've never asked me. In fact some years they've told me they can only do whole blood and double red cell at the SDCC mobile drive.

I'm torn on whether I would want to do it at Con - I like to donate plasma bc I know it's harder for them to get, but it does take longer.
I can't do whole blood- it knocks me out for 24 hours.

I've got an appointment to donate on thursday the 14th. I'm hopeful it'll be for this drive.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: DragonJuls on July 12, 2022, 09:41:31 AM
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At the Comic-Con Blood Drive? I am also universal plasma (AB neg) and they've never asked me. In fact some years they've told me they can only do whole blood and double red cell at the SDCC mobile drive.

I'm torn on whether I would want to do it at Con - I like to donate plasma bc I know it's harder for them to get, but it does take longer.

Interesting. At the place I donate at home the double red and plasma machines are the same. What I found funny is they asked my friend to do plasma and he didn’t even know his blood type.

I will do whole if I can’t do plasma but as a fellow AB, I feel like my red blood cells are being wasted. LOL.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: semigeekgirl on July 12, 2022, 09:54:01 AM
@DragonJuls (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1647) All the machines are separate at my home donation place. Double red in one corner, platelets across from it, plasma in the back corner and whole blood by the door.

I totally agree about wasting our red cells, but my home place is chronically understaffed and they switch me from plasma to whole blood once every 4-5 times just bc no one is there who can run the plasma machine. Sigh.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: DragonJuls on July 12, 2022, 10:02:20 AM
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@DragonJuls (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1647) All the machines are separate at my home donation place. Double red in one corner, platelets across from it, plasma in the back corner and whole blood by the door.

I totally agree about wasting our red cells, but my home place is chronically understaffed and they switch me from plasma to whole blood once every 4-5 times just bc no one is there who can run the plasma machine. Sigh.

That’s too bad. I haven’t donated in awhile since they normally want me to donate platelets and I’m a hard stick. Last time I had blood coming out of the injection site so……..

Thank you for donating. I wish I could do more.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: chocolateshake on July 12, 2022, 12:02:21 PM
I might be able to donate this year for the first time in 20 years.  The US has changed the prohibition on European blood.  My blood has been too "European" to be accepted in the US.  During the pandemic the US lessened the restriction.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: DragonJuls on July 12, 2022, 12:16:59 PM
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I might be able to donate this year for the first time in 20 years.  The US has changed the prohibition on European blood.  My blood has been too "European" to be accepted in the US.  During the pandemic the US lessened the restriction.

That’s good to hear. I know it was based on mad cow. I lived in Bulgaria for two years for Peace Corps but that didn’t hinder me.
Title: Re: 2022 SDCC Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive @ Manchester Grand Hyatt
Post by: Jim Watari on July 12, 2022, 07:19:46 PM
At Special Edition I was able to donate red blood cells and got two t-shirts since it was consider a double donation :D