my patronus is a basilisk (jeliza) wrote in seattle,
my patronus is a basilisk

Please give blood: Heat wave blood shortage and new much shorter deferral times for tattoos

The heat wave has severely disrupted blood donations (many mobile drives had to be canceled) especially for O-, O+ and A-

If you a freshly inked and so think you aren't eligible, when I was at the blood center yesterday they said the deferral period has been shortened from a year to 3 days as long as you got your ink at a licensed WA, OR, CA or ID artist who uses sterile equipment.

Also, there is air conditioning, free cookies, and usually wi-fi.

July 4th tends to be a spike in blood need anyway, so please donate if you can.

(Unfortunately, the ban on men who have ever had sex with men is still in place; the blood centers are just as mad about it as I am but the FDA is currently holding the line.)
Tags: medical, tattoo
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