I just want to tell you my story with donating blood.
When we went to war with Iraq the first time, I felt compelled to donate blood for the soldiers. I was married to my 1st husband who had had been living a risky life style.
But when I donated I did let them know about
my 1st husband's lifestyle. They tested me. Apparently I tested negative, because they took my blood. I was honest up front.
Now I know that some people are not honest, but even back then, they were very confident that their testing was very accurate. But then again I live in the USA and can not say a thing about
blood bank testing any other countries.
Maybe we can start grass roots projects to have infectious disease testing free and accessible for anyone. No matter what the disease.
If a disease is infectious then the governments of any country should not have an issue with it being free. It would be in the best interest of any country to stop or at least slow down the transmitting of the diseases.
So I agree with Talktome that we should start writing or emailing our congressmen and senators about
it in the USA. If you live in other countries you need to do the same to your government officials.
All I know is that someone in government needs to be made aware of how important.... free and convenient testing for infectious diseases should be for anyone.
Okay for those of you who reside in the USA.......it's
That website will direct you to your congressmen and senators and even the president. I will be sending my emails shortly. Hope you'll do the same.
Okay.....I'll get off my soap box now.
Everyone have a good night........thoughts and prayers to all.
When the going gets tough....the tough get going! Don't always know where I going but I get there anyways.
Post Edited (Pink Grandma) : 4/13/2008 10:57:51 PM (GMT-6)