Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tattooed people can donate blood sooner

"The Blood Alliance predicts this could increase its annual donor pool by 3 percent." - Source

The previous wait time was one year because of concerns about blood-borne pathogens, which can transmit diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, alliance spokeswoman Odette Struys said. The shorter wait time comes after regulation changes in Florida, where the alliance is based. ... As of January 2012, Florida was the last state among the three to require tattoo artists to have a license, which includes mandatory testing, hygiene standards and classes on how to prevent the spread of disease.

NewYork BloodCenter - if applied in NJ, no wait: If elsewhere, 12 months after application
American Red Cross  - Wait 12 months after a tattoo if the tattoo was applied in a state that does not regulate tattoo facilities. 

Acceptable if the tattoo was applied by a state-regulated entity using sterile needles and ink that is not reused. Cosmetic tattoos applied in a licensed establishment in a regulated state using sterile needles and ink that is not reused is acceptable. There are 40 states that currently regulate tattoo facilities. You should discuss your particular situation with the health historian at the time of donation.

Submarines are always silent and strange. - Vigilis, 2005

Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/05/12/2500420/blood-alliance-tattooed-donors.html#storylink=cpy

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At 28 May, 2013 11:22, Blogger Contrary in Texas said...

How would like your daughter bringing home this guy for dinner?


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