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Offline Lee Bowen

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Blood Donors Needed!
« on: March 22, 2020, 09:28:02 AM »
I rarely ask anyone for much of anything, but I implore anyone capable of doing so to visit their local Blood Bank or Blood Donation site and donate a pint. I dropped by Wal-Mart yesterday to pick up a few items, stopped by the Gulf Coast Regional Bloodmobile that was in the parking lot and donated a pint of 0-.  I left there with a brand new T-shirt and a warm feeling of "Mission Accomplished".
Again, please take a little time and help the medical community care for those who need it the worst.
I appreciate any feedback, pro or con, but I know that WAGS can make a difference.
Thank you WAGS, in advance,  Lee Bowen. [smiley=anyone.gif]

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Re: Blood Donors Needed!
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 04:40:11 PM »
Thanks or the Blood Donors Needed post.  It is a great idea for all that can give.  Very near and dear to myself and my wife, Lynne.  I tried yesterday, but got to the bloodmobile too late and could not get in.  There are other drives set up for our area in Temecula, CA, next week.  I will definitely be stopping by and donating.  Like my tag line says:

"Register as a Bone Marrow Donor and give Blood when you can...The life you save is someone's Loved One"

Thanks Again,
Scott
Register as a Bone Marrow Donor and give Blood when you can....The life you save is someone's Loved One.  https://bethematch.org/support-the-cause/donate-bone-marrow/

Offline Lee Bowen

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Re: Blood Donors Needed!
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 05:56:29 PM »
We all have to do what we can in these trying times. 
My wife read on Facebook today that we have a confirmed case in Livingston. The lady is someone she knows, but with whom she has not had any contact.  This really hits close to home.
Again, please donate if at all possible. Thanks, Lee.

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Re: Blood Donors Needed!
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 06:46:25 PM »
Have been a donor every 8 weeks since 2005. I try not to get 1 day behind. Many tee shirt ago [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
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Re: Blood Donors Needed!
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 07:48:42 PM »
Will do my best to donate as often as allowed, being a fairly new donor. 
It turns out that the case I was told was in Livingston is in Liberty County, about 20 miles +- away, according to which road  is taken.  Still too close for comfort.
Stay healthy and be really careful.  [smiley=crossfingers.gif] [smiley=sm_usflag.gif]

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Re: Blood Donors Needed!
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2020, 06:47:16 AM »
I called my local Red Cross to schedule an appointment and was told it would be two weeks and 7:30 at night. Local being where I work and 67 miles from home and I told them I would call back later.  :(

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Re: Blood Donors Needed!
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2020, 09:22:13 AM »
Yes, for the first time in 15 years I had to make an appointment last week to donate at local hospital as well. Social distancing as I can understand. Medically, things have temporarily changed in hospitals over the nation. No elective surgeries is the main issue(Joint replacements and the such) to free up beds for possible critical patients.
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