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[-] [email protected] 133 points 1 month ago

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 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

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 1 month ago

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

[-] [email protected] 47 points 1 month ago

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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
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[-] LethalSmack 26 points 1 month ago

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 1 month ago

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 1 month ago

Not everyone lives in America.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

On the internet, everyone is American.

[-] Viking_Hippie 8 points 1 month ago

Possibly an American canine, at that

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

[-] [email protected] 49 points 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

[-] Potatos_are_not_friends 13 points 1 month ago

This is it.

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

[-] Boxtifer 10 points 1 month ago

To be fair, alcohol is a poison.

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[-] EpicFailGuy 29 points 1 month ago

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 1 month ago

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

[-] NeptuneOrbit 29 points 1 month ago

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 1 month ago

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 1 month ago

...getting black out is cute?

[-] [email protected] 43 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

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 1 month ago

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 1 month ago

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

[-] [email protected] 38 points 1 month ago

Getting black out together

[-] [email protected] 16 points 1 month 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 1 month ago

God yeah lemme hold her hair while she yaks up dinner

[-] FlashMobOfOne 32 points 1 month ago

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 1 month ago

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 1 month ago

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

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

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

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[-] kadu 21 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

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 1 month ago

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

[-] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

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 1 month ago

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 1 month ago

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

[-] ExfilBravo 9 points 1 month ago

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

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

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

[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago

This is how we do it for $40 in 2024

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

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

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