No good deed goes unpunished - page 2

I'm a bit angry. For the last few months, I've been giving blood at our local blood bank. You can only donate once every 60 days, so I'd donated twice so far this year. Did it in Feb. with no... Read More

  1. by   gypsyatheart
    Well, do you have a local news channel who does expose type of stuff? YOu know, like a "local" John Stossel? Bring it to their attention, usually cameras and TV people get some notice.
    It sounds like the organization you're donating with is very unorganized and I can only imagine your frustration. Remember, though, these receptionist-like people are not professionals. You do need to meet with the manager, a higher up that can handle the situation. And do it face to face. But to be honest, I would be at my own MD's office getting everything I needed to clarify my health situation. I think you're wasting your time with a bunch of disorganized individuals!
    Sorry this has happenned to you.
  2. by   tmiller027
    Quote from moondancer
    Well, do you have a local news channel who does expose type of stuff? YOu know, like a "local" John Stossel? Bring it to their attention, usually cameras and TV people get some notice.
    It sounds like the organization you're donating with is very unorganized and I can only imagine your frustration. Remember, though, these receptionist-like people are not professionals. You do need to meet with the manager, a higher up that can handle the situation. And do it face to face. But to be honest, I would be at my own MD's office getting everything I needed to clarify my health situation. I think you're wasting your time with a bunch of disorganized individuals!
    Sorry this has happenned to you.
    Well, I wrote a letter to the president of the blood bank. I emailed a copy of it to the local TV station that does the spots for them. I told them that I don't expect a story to be done, but they should know what this place is doing before they run any more "need donor" spots on their evening news. No, its not a commercial, its the news anchor announcing their need for blood donors. I figure if that might help some.
  3. by   gypsyatheart
    Quote from tmiller027
    Well, I wrote a letter to the president of the blood bank. I emailed a copy of it to the local TV station that does the spots for them. I told them that I don't expect a story to be done, but they should know what this place is doing before they run any more "need donor" spots on their evening news. No, its not a commercial, its the news anchor announcing their need for blood donors. I figure if that might help some.
    Yeah, that might get them to clean up their act. At least train their employees and encourage more professionalism. Good luck!
  4. by   ARmickie
    I read this story and remembered the first time I ever tried to give blood. I was 17 and the Red Cross came to our high school. I went through the screening and they did a finger prick in order to spin the blood to check for anemia. The explained all this to me (if the blood bounces after it's spun you're anemic and they can't use the blood). Of course, this is all done in front of our entire senior class, mind you. They took the blood, dropped it into the vial to spin it, and before they touched anything else, the little ball of blood looked like a yo yo bouncing up and down. lol.. Needless to say, I was NOT allowed to give blood! This has came back to haunt me, later on though. There's been no definite diagnosis as to why I seem to be so anemic, but there have been several times where a count was done and instead of being around 12-13, mine was got down to 6.. no known reason.. :uhoh21:

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