Blood banks to get shot in the arm

  • Article by: TARYN WOBBEMA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 12, 2011 - 8:27 PM

Minnesotans who get a tattoo next year won't have to wait to give blood.

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MellersApr. 12, 11 9:48 PM

Ya-hoo!! Also, those who had a blood-based cancer (Leukemia/Lymphoma) can donated with the Memorial Blood Centers 5 years after their last dose of treatment. Unfortunately, the same person is not allowed to ever donate blood with the Red Cross.

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nogood6935Apr. 13, 11 6:36 AM

"hey, how come you did not sign up to donate blood?" ... I have been asked that several times by the lady who runs the blood drives at work. It will be nice to be allowed to donate again.

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Pico_daveApr. 13, 11 7:00 AM

Sounds like a bad idea. Hepatitis is spreading fast because of tattoos. Now its going to be more likely in our blood supply. I hope they are going to test the blood.

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choogheemApr. 13, 11 7:51 AM

Sounds like a bad idea. Hepatitis is spreading fast because of tattoos. Now its going to be more likely in our blood supply. I hope they are going to test the blood. First, I'd like to see your proof (other than in your head or your gut) that says Hepatitis C is spreading fast because of tattoos, because the research I've seen suggests that NEW cases of infection have been falling sharply. Second, testing of blood will still be happening. Third, I'm happy to see this happen because I had to decline my student's question to sign up for the blood drive because of a recent tattoo.

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bippy742Apr. 13, 11 8:47 AM

I don't see how we can trust the state inspectors. They already can't keep up with the things they're supposed to be inspecting.

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fastmode101Apr. 13, 11 8:56 AM

Don't they test blood anyway? Or do I misunderstand? Always thought the tattoo/gay/etc. restrictions were somewhat pointless if they are going to run the test. I understand that these groups might have more serious things statistically speaking, but I've know more straight (both sexually and -laced) people with blood diseases than otherwise.

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dandean316Apr. 13, 11 9:30 AM

"A recent survey by the Pew Research Center estimated that 38 percent of Americans between ages 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo." So to show your uniqueness and individuality, people are getting something 38% of people already have?

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paige7Apr. 13, 11 9:35 AM

When is the government ever going to get rid of the antiquated ban on gay blood? That was a high-risk factor in 1987, not in 2011.

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choogheemApr. 13, 11 2:59 PM

"When is the government ever going to get rid of the antiquated ban on gay blood? That was a high-risk factor in 1987, not in 2011." Oh my God, I don't want none of that queer blood in me, I might just turn gay. I'm kidding. I agree with you, but how many people do you think actually believe this - probably more than we could think possible.

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jengdahljApr. 13, 11 5:49 PM

In-depth series on hepatitis C, the silent epidemic--price tag of $30 billion annually and growing toward $85 billion in 2027. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=3353

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