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smilee
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Location: San Diego,CA,USA
Member Since: 20th Sep 2001
Total posts: 40
Posted:There in not much most of can do to help the present situation in New York. The authorities are calling for people to donate blood. There is a major shortage.

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jedimastah
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Location: Round Rock TX , US
Member Since: 18th Aug 2001
Total posts: 97
Posted:Been there done that. Took me four hrs. to do so!

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Pele
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the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:They are looking most especially for those who are type O negative, the rarest form and so very hard to come by and type O positive, the universal donor. The type O negs are getting front of the line treatment, no waiting.

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MystikDancer
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Location: MD, USA
Member Since: 4th Sep 2001
Total posts: 118
Posted:There ARE a lot of ppl lookign for O-, cause its hard to find and it can treat all blood types. My mother is O-, but she can't donate so
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I maybe be 0- myself, now if I wasn't underage and underweight, I'd be there in a second


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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:I thought O+ was universal donor (I am O+ and I can give blood to anybody?) And O- is universal reciver, you can take anybody's blood. Time to do some research people.

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the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:My mother is O positive, she can donate to anyone.My father is O negative, he can only receive from O negative. AB positive is the universal receiver. That is what I am.To reiterate what I said before...O neg is the rarest and they are looking for it desperately.O pos is always welcome.Right now they have put out an announcement in this area stating that unless you are O neg please wait a couple days before making a donation. They are innundated and can not handle anymore. But that's in Western New York.

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Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:the need for blood is so immense that Australia is sending over our blood! The city blood banks have extended hours today and are calling all donors.I don't recall the number of litres the emergency rooms in the NYC/Wash DC have used since the attacks, but it is frightening.

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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:I looked up blood types on the internet and found some usefull information.Type O+ is the most common blood type (37%)Can recieve only O+/O-Type A+ is the next most common (35%)Can recieve O+/O- and A+/A-Type O- is the unniversal donor (6.6%)Can recieve only O-Type 0+ can be given to anybody that has a + blood type (A+, B+, AB+, O+)Type AB+ is the universal reciever but can only donate to AB+The +/- is the Rh factor. If - recieves + it can cause problems. although + can recieve - Here are web sites that explaines morewww.bbr/facts.htmlwww.goaskalice.columbia.edu/1124.htmlwww.sln.fi.edu/biosci/blood/types.html

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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:I spent some time doing research so we can get this strait.O- is universal donor (6%) Can be given to anybody, but can only recieve O-AB+ is universal reciever (3%) Can only give to other AB+, but can recieve all blood types.O+ is most common (37%) Can be given to any "+ blood type" (O+ A+ B+ AB+)A+ is next most common (35%)***percentages are aproximate***www.pleasegiveblood.org/btype.htmwww.goaskalice.columbia.edu/1124.htmlsln.fi.edu/biosci/blood/types.html

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