Tattoos And Blood Donations In The Philippines.

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I am sorry if everyone else knows the answer to this!

 

K is at the hospital helping to "watch" her sister's four year old who is quite ill. She said that she was not sure that she would be allowed to give blood as she has a tattoo - I said that since the tattoo has been there for three years she should be OK to donate, as hepatitis B would have shown up by now. 

 

Which of us is right?

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Give the blood.  Tattoos mean nothing if not ill directly after'

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Thanks!

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I found Philippine hospitals to be particularly anal about whose blood they would accept to give me.  It was not my choice but theirs for some reason.  So I can only suggest that she try to convince her doctor to allow it and hope the doctor is open minded.  It seemed to me they would have let me die rather than allow me to choose to accept blood from a close friend who did not fit their rigid guidelines.  Fortunately it did not come to that.

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I found Philippine hospitals to be particularly anal about whose blood they would accept to give me.  It was not my choice but theirs for some reason.  So I can only suggest that she try to convince her doctor to allow it and hope the doctor is open minded.  It seemed to me they would have let me die rather than allow me to choose to accept blood from a close friend who did not fit their rigid guidelines.  Fortunately it did not come to that.

 

Thanks Dave - what I should have said was "Don't mention the tattoo!" as it is between her shoulder blades so nobody was going to see it. 

 

As it is I foresee the hospital charging for blood, quite unnecessarily. 

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When I needed blood they told me several times it's a 1 year wait to donate after a tattoo. If it's not visible don't mention it.

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As it is I foresee the hospital charging for blood, quite unnecessarily. 

 

I would agree with you on the money issue. I checked with my Nursing Nephew who spoke to the Path Lab at Silliman UMC and he tells me that 18 months to 2 years would be the un- Barring Time. 3 years not a problem providing "K" has had not Blood Problems at all.

 

Mr Meths, I guess you are not there so would they know that a Foreigner is in the Background/Vicinity? 

Tongue in cheek question, are you Married to "K" ? I wonder if they could know from her Surname and a Long nose thing is raising it's head?

 

 I apologize if this Question and synopsis is OTT and out of Order.

 

JP :tiphat:  :unsure:  

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As it is I foresee the hospital charging for blood, quite unnecessarily.

 

I would agree with you on the money issue. I checked with my Nursing Nephew who spoke to the Path Lab at Silliman UMC and he tells me that 18 months to 2 years would be the un- Barring Time. 3 years not a problem providing "K" has had not Blood Problems at all.

 

Mr Meths, I guess you are not there so would they know that a Foreigner is in the Background/Vicinity? 

Tongue in cheek question, are you Married to "K" ? I wonder if they could know from her Surname and a Long nose thing is raising it's head?

 

 I apologize if this Question and synopsis is OTT and out of Order.

 

JP :tiphat:  :unsure:

Not at all out of order! We have been together for four years but my divorce only came through last year - the current plan is that we get married this

year. So, no surname issues, but K's eldest sister is also in a long term relationship with an Englishman. I suspect that this may be quite well known within the barangay.

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I suspect that this may be quite well known within the barangay.

 

 Ah! the Jungle drum Syndrome. :rolleyes:

 

JP :tiphat:

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I wonder how often two sisters end up with foreign boyfriends from the same foreign country when the two men did not know each other to start with? K and Mel were partners in a talent management business and one of the things they did was supply foreign extras to Filipino movies. I have often told John that I owe him a pint because he had given us Brits a good name before K met me; he says it was coincidence. ;)

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