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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by vic, May 16, 2007.

  1. Folks,

    Some of you might already know about the summer blood challenge.

    It runs for 3 months at the end of the year.

    It is a competition where registered groups compete against one another to see who can give the most donations.

    Now, allow me to present to you.................<drum roll>

    The Winter Blood Challenge.

    More details to follow as soon as I get them.

  2. I have just had a couple of tatts added, else I would be there. They don't want my blood for 12 months.

    Have donated for the last 25 yrs, reckon if I use the end product once or twice, I shold at least replace it!
  3. yep and its usualy red... as for donating i guess i could be goaded into doing it...
  4. i would if i could, but i'm a pom and i might have mad cow disease :roll:

    ...it'd explain alot though...
  5. Last I knew I didn't weigh enough to give blood...

    That, and the fact that I pretty much pass out when I have to do a blood test at the doctors, it's a 99.99% chance I won't be giving blood.

    But if there's anything else I can do to help lemme know :)
  6. Sydney riders!

    Let's do it and go to the pub afterwards!

    You'll be the cheapest drunk EVAR
  7. yep, regular donor any way.
  8. Latest tatt counts me out :cry:
  9. Next bleed for me is June, but Tas doesn't count in the challenge.
  10. I'm in... I hate needles but donate anyway (baby brother died of leukaemia)
    Reckon we get a group together in QLD Wardie?
  11. How about each state organises a blood donour ride?

    I know in Vic you can ring up and book in at the melb blood bank.
  12. Hmmm....
    a challenge is always too tempting for me! :p
  13. Sorry,

    I am a platelet donor. While this means that I am a donor, I can't be included in the challenge as I already follow a different donation schedule.

    :grin: :grin: :grin:

  14. Erm, as long as it's straight across the road for lunch or something!

    I don't recommend everyone dropping a litre of the red stuff and then hopping straight on the bike; where bad things happen if you're dizzy or faint :shock:
  15. Blood bank is sooooo close to my work. All good.

    They even want my blood - apparently they can filter the alcohol out and drink it later.
  16. Realy???
    you mean people actualy have probs after giving blood???
  17. & moreso if it was 'unwillingly'!
  18. i was there '87-'90 and no-one's ever wanted my blood since :cry: sorry, can't help - but happy to come along and laugh at your pain if you like :grin:
  20. Love to, but cannot. Medication / diabetec. Truly a good cause.
    Don't know if they still do it, but Vicpol the MRA and the Ambos used to have a challenge every year. Perhaps a few people here could "ahem" lie about thier affiliation and boost the numbers a certain way?