Forum Support Dave Hounddriver Posted January 16, 2012 Forum Support Posted January 16, 2012 Slim's problems finding blood for his operation have me questioning how this whole thing works. I have questions that others may know the answers to but first, I looked at the Philippine Red Cross web site to see what things would permanently disqualify someone from donating here:9. What are some of the reasons for permanent deferral?- Hepatitis B or C infection.- HIV infection.- Having sexual contact with a person infected with HIV- Having multiple sex partners/ patronizing sex workers- Serious chronic illness (heart and lung diseases)Note the item in red. There are other qualifications having to do with medications and general health but when you add that criteria I am not surprised that they can find no donors here.So, questions that I have:Is the situation as serious in Manila as it is in Cebu? To our Manila residents or visitors, is it a serious problem in the hospitals there?Has anyone ever tried contacting the Red Cross from their home country to see if they would airlift blood in an emergency to help their own citizens?Has anyone tried contacting their own embassy to see if their is an emergency procedure when one of their visiting citizens need blood? What do they do for their own diplomats?Has anyone found any kind of solution to the problem and, is it a serious problem for those who do not have rare blood types?Are there any hospitals that follow the procedures that the Jehovah's Witnesses set out for bloodless surgery? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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