Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Blood Donation #41


As promised in my previous post.  I'm blogging about my blood donations.  My goal to have 50 donations before I'm 40 years old.  I might have a snag in that the next clinic close to my home is out of booking times for the next session.  This means I can't donate until July.  I'll probably keep checking to see if they have a cancellation.

Here is some more information that I've learned about blood donation in Canada.  The person who puts in the needle used to always be a Registered Nurse.  They no longer have RN's do this task, there is a new category of workers called Phlebotomists.  If you read this news alert from the CBS site, they talk about shortages of staff, my guess is that there is also a cost savings over having to pay RN salaries for all parts of the blood donation service.

Here is a neat home-made video from someone wanting to promote blood donation.  Check back here for updates on my progress towards my goal.  Looking to book your appointment?  Find a clinic and then call the booking number: 1-888-2-donate



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