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[–] [email protected] 133 points 2 months ago (1 children)

I'm O- so I give two units of red cells and get saline and the plasma/antibodies back. The guy at the donation site says "make sure you don't drink any alcoholic beverages for 24 hours...but you can have one if you want." He looks back to see if his manager is around and then whispers "you can have two but don't leave the house."

[–] [email protected] 14 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (4 children)

I can't say I have something as useful as O-, but at least I can still do Power Red donos... though I forget if I'm A or B negative.

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[–] ChonkyOwlbear 131 points 2 months ago (3 children)

Quick way of finding out if your date has any STIs.

[–] [email protected] 47 points 2 months ago (3 children)

At least last time I donated blood in my country (Canada), you could discretely indicate "do not use" by applying a different sticker to the bag. This was done in case someone got peer pressured into donating but didn't want to reveal something private that would have disqualified them otherwise.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

We (India) don't have that, mainly because blood bags don't grow on trees, but there's a question about sleeping eight hours the previous night that always seemed irrelevant. Now that I think about it, it might have been added for this purpose.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

Yes but they also test the blood and will call you if they have reason to believe you are positive.

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[–] Diplomjodler3 33 points 2 months ago (3 children)
[–] [email protected] 32 points 2 months ago (2 children)
[–] [email protected] 24 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (6 children)
[–] LethalSmack 26 points 2 months ago (2 children)

Sort of. Still can’t donate if you’re taking prep (hiv preventative) or if you’ve had sex with multiple people.

Need to be off prep for 3 months and not have sex with new or multiple partners.

The no prep part is a tough ask. Especially with how healthcare is

Much better than it was but it still excludes a huge portion of the community

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago (3 children)

In my country, men are asked the same questions and no one is allowed to give blood if they changed partners in the last 3 months. I imagine it is the same for women.

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[–] [email protected] 11 points 2 months ago (2 children)

Not everyone lives in America.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago (1 children)

On the internet, everyone is American.

[–] Viking_Hippie 8 points 2 months ago (5 children)

Possibly an American canine, at that

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[–] [email protected] 14 points 2 months ago

Not really how this works. Tests take time and they don't test immediately, also they do pool tests, so multiple samples are mixed and tested. So even if they'd find something they couldn't tell you right there, and then again even if they could they would tell you it would be handled so that nobody else could notice.

[–] [email protected] 55 points 2 months ago (5 children)

People are so weird in their obsession with alcohol and getting drunk…

[–] [email protected] 49 points 2 months ago

I felt this way at one time when I was younger. Now I don't give a shit what people want to do with their own bodies.

[–] Donkter 39 points 2 months ago (3 children)

I think what you're missing is that getting drunk is very fun.

[–] Potatos_are_not_friends 13 points 2 months ago (2 children)

This is it.

Some people drink 1 tequila, do a Hangover, and go, "Drinking is bad" smh

[–] Boxtifer 10 points 2 months ago (3 children)

To be fair, alcohol is a poison.

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[–] EpicFailGuy 29 points 2 months ago (1 children)

some people prefer therapy,

The rest of us just drink until we can't remember why we're stressed.

Don't knock it till you've tried it.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

That sounds like a one way trip to becoming an alcoholic but you do you ig

[–] NeptuneOrbit 29 points 2 months ago (4 children)

It's a joke. It starts off cute and altruistic and then it finishes silly and kind of bad.

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[–] [email protected] 26 points 2 months ago (1 children)

It's fun if you don't overdo it, as long as it's not an obsession and as long as it doesn't interfere with your life. Like all things, moderation is key.

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[–] [email protected] 48 points 2 months ago (3 children)

...getting black out is cute?

[–] [email protected] 43 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (1 children)

I mean… dunno about you, but I look my best with that sweet patina of sweat glistening on my forehead, a drop of drool meandering towards my chin, and a hot load in my drawers.

I may not remember some nights, but I rest easy knowing that I’m a damn fine lookin drunk. Too much booze also makes me smell amazing.

Oh, and I’m a great drunk cook too. You can absolutely trust me with that knife.

[–] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Is that how you got the nickname Half-Pinky-Shit-Pants-Low-Blood-Drunk-Ass-Sally? I always wondered what the subtle inside joke was

[–] [email protected] 15 points 2 months ago

Nah, I got that nickname from my preacher one Sunday after church.

[–] [email protected] 38 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Getting black out together

[–] [email protected] 16 points 2 months ago

Some of my fondest memories and best bonding experiences are from getting horrendously drunk with somebody. I'm not sure if it's safe for dating because you need to trust the other person to be a decent human being while drunk, but most people are.

If it's just the two of you, or you and strangers you'll never meet again, you'll end up with a better bond from this shared experience, because neither person comes off worse than the other if you're both black out.

Also of course it's not a cute idea? The post is clearly humourous.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 2 months ago

God yeah lemme hold her hair while she yaks up dinner

[–] FlashMobOfOne 32 points 2 months ago (1 children)

The last time I gave blood they wiggled the needle in my vein and gave me the wickedest bruise of my life.

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[–] [email protected] 24 points 2 months ago (4 children)

I actually did this in my early 20s. Girlfriend at the time got super drunk super fast so I had to stay sober to drive us home.

[–] jaybone 18 points 2 months ago (2 children)

You’re not supposed to get drunk at the donations facility.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

If I want to mix vodka into the orange juice afterwards that’s my business.

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[–] kadu 21 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (2 children)

Me suspecting my date is actually an Aedes spp. mosquito:

"heeeey so how about after this drink we hit the blood bank? You know, just the two of us and a lot, and I do mean a lot, of blood bags? How about that huh?"

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[–] Ultragigagigantic 20 points 2 months ago

The whole time I donate I think about the person who pays for it on the other end.

[–] [email protected] 18 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (5 children)

Saving lives is pretty hot, but its a shame they don't let you do this if you're gay or use cannabis.

Edit: this is getting out of hand, I do not live in the US. Happy for y'all that do! Although, overall I'm pretty glad not to be living there.

[–] [email protected] 30 points 2 months ago (5 children)

If you're talking about the American Red Cross, they have removed most of the explicitly queerphobic rules. They still ask about high risk activities, but in a non gendered way.

It was kind of insane, though, that 20 years ago I was banned for life for having sucked cock. Turns out I was just boymoding, and as soon as I transitioned cocksucking became just fine for blood donation.

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[–] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago (1 children)

WHAT? I've donated blood while high on cannabis.

[–] ExfilBravo 9 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Same. Hit the vape right before going in. Whoever gets that blood is probably going to fail a drug test.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago

The American Red Cross has this on their website:

Q: I'm a heavy cannabis user. Can a transfusion recipient fail a drug test if they receive my blood?

A: No.

They don't care if you're high as a kite as long as it doesn't impair your memory or comprehension (probably for legal reasons).

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[–] [email protected] 17 points 2 months ago

Staring in the face of late-stage capitalism, the human race tries to find a glimmer of optimism. Can’t afford a real date, find it too hard to connect while sober.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago (3 children)

This is how Uni kids get drunk on $4 in 1995.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago (1 children)

It's how we did it for $10 in 2012 as well

[–] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago (2 children)

This is how we do it for $40 in 2024

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[–] [email protected] 11 points 2 months ago

Cool single idea: donate twice as much blood. Drink all the wine coolers yourself.

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