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Australia Meetup Thread

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  • gruggrug Registered User
    edited July 2009
    I can't even give blood, my last girlfriend was an intravenous drug user. GOSH

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I can't give blood because it terrifies me.

    I just get a tattoo every year as an excuse

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    bsjezz wrote: »
    Grug it's 1:30pm on a Wednesday - get a job, then post on PA whilst getting paid

    high five

    It is so good.

    I just ate Subway and some cookies and am now chilling, alt+tabbing from my work to PA, drinking coffee, listening to some musics.

  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I have never given blood.

    I should probably feel terrible about that or something, but I dunno, I get really, really woozy at the sight of blood being sucked out of my body.

    Like, I'm fine with needles and injections for immunisations etc, but the moment a needle is inserted into me and it starts drawing blood, my body just does this involuntary "holy fuck oh no you don't, time to pass out fucker" thing that I can't seem to control... I can usually only just get through a blood test without passing out... I get really light-headed. 'Tis weird.

    Goddamn I'm a pansy and I can't even control it.

  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I have no problem giving blood, but I'm lazy and forgetful so I haven't done so in years. I'm a quick bleeder too, I'm in and out in 10 minutes.

    Edit: Full stop no returns

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I saw Sunshine Cleaning last night (which I greatly recommend)

    and there's a giving blood scene and it gave me the heebs.

    the giver refers to the needle as "like a cocktail straw"

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  • marty_0001marty_0001 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Drawing blood kind of freaked me out too, but you get over it. I just don't look at the bag, or the needle. And if they rest the tube on my arm I'm like "TAKE IT OFF IT'S WARM AND GROSS!".

    One time it all went smoothly til they took the needle out. Then all the blood seemed to rush out of my head and I felt like I was going to faint. They tilted my chair back and put a wet towel on my head and fanned me off for five minutes to keep me cool.
    It's always an adventure!


    Also holy crap they are reading the Count of Monte Cristo on Radio National, are they seriously going to read the whole thing? That will take like, a year.
    Spoiler:

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I have told a story several times on this forum about my brother giving blood that routinely causes vomiting

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
  • gruggrug Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Tattoos bleed quite a lot.

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  • marty_0001marty_0001 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    hey pipe I pointed Gertbeef to this thread RE: my trip to Brisbane next weekend (16-19)

    you all right if he hangs out with us? he's from the forums and he's cool

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    yeah of course.

    You got any idea when you might want to hang out or where you'll be staying?

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  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    not sure where I'm staying, I'll find out closer to the actual days

  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I cant give blood because I suck cocks.

    Death to PA.
  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Not tests. They were trying to kill it.Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    aren't you ashamed of yourself

  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    we don't want to spread gay now do we

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  • TallweirdoTallweirdo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    wait

    seriously?

    Homosexual males are only allowed to donate if they haven't had male to male sex in the last 12 months.

    Linky (pdf)

    Anyone who lived in the UK for more than 6 months between 1980 and 1996 also gets a lifetime ban due to mad cow disease.

  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    How can they possibly uphold something like that though?

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Yeah dogs didn't you know about the gay thing when it comes to giving blood?

    edit: well I guess Viv hasn't been here too long, she has an excuse!

  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The only reasoning behind it is that diseases spread way more through anal sex than vaginal sex, right? So people who have hetero anal should probably be banned from it too.

  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'LL SPREAD DISEASES TO YOU VIA ANAL SEX LLAMA.

    Death to PA.
  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'LL SPREAD DISEASES TO YOU VIA ANAL SEX LLAMA.

    OH NO

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Anal Sex LLama? Is that like a really specialised RealDoll?

  • marty_0001marty_0001 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    L|ama wrote: »
    The only reasoning behind it is that diseases spread way more through anal sex than vaginal sex, right? So people who have hetero anal should probably be banned from it too.

    Question 24: Have you had olol butt secks in the past 12 months? Yes[ ] No[ ]

  • TallweirdoTallweirdo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    How can they possibly uphold something like that though?

    In the linked pdf they justify it by saying that the current statistics say that the incidence of HIV/AIDS is higher for homosexual males than for the rest of the population so taking a risk minimisation approach they don't allow homosexual males to donate if they have had sex in the last 12 months.

    Theoretically if the infection rates for homosexual males equalise with the rest of the community they will remove the restriction.

    On a similar note, if you are a female who has had sex with a bisexual male they won't let you donate and they also won't let you donate if you are a sex worker or have had sex with a sex worker.

  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    #pipe wrote: »
    I'LL SPREAD DISEASES TO YOU VIA ANAL SEX LLAMA.

    OH NO

    POZZ POZZ POZZ

  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    That Mad Cow disease ban...apparently there's been no documented cases of it being transmitted via blood transfusion.

    BUT JUST TO BE SAFE

    KEEP YOUR BLOOD TO YOUR SELF THANKS

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    secretly, homosexuals can't donate because they don't want them to spread the gay around.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Tallweirdo is a plant for the red cross

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  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    so if you're a dude and you've had sex with a dude in the last 12 months you can't give blood

    because you might have AIDS

    but if you had sex with a dude more than a year ago you can give blood

    because... if you did have AIDS it would... go away? O_o

  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    so if you're a dude and you've had sex with a dude in the last 12 months you can't give blood

    because you might have AIDS

    but if you had sex with a dude more than a year ago you can give blood

    because... if you did have AIDS it would... go away? O_o

    Because you would know about it by then, I suppose?

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    so if you're a dude and you've had sex with a dude in the last 12 months you can't give blood

    because you might have AIDS

    but if you had sex with a dude more than a year ago you can give blood

    because... if you did have AIDS it would... go away? O_o

    because there's a 12 month "window" between when a person could be a danger of passing it on, and when it can be properly tested

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  • TallweirdoTallweirdo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    so if you're a dude and you've had sex with a dude in the last 12 months you can't give blood

    because you might have AIDS

    but if you had sex with a dude more than a year ago you can give blood

    because... if you did have AIDS it would... go away? O_o

    The test they use on the blood has a detection window where it may give a false negative if someone was recently infected but becomes more accurate the more time has passed after infection.
    #pipe wrote:
    Tallweirdo is a plant for the red cross

    Tallweirdo has been donating 4 times a year for the last 10 years, in that time I have read alot of pamphlets while sitting in the waiting room.

  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    one time when i was giving a blood sample the nurses told me that young adult males such as myself are the ones who pass out most or get the most upset by needles and drawing blood

    and i got this needle in my right arm and im just like 'haha is that right wow hey whats that up in the left corner of your ceiling is there a very faint stain there dont worry im on the case and i wont let it out of my sight'

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    tallweirdo talks about himself in the third person

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    So, is it just some weird automatic response that makes some people pass out at the sight of blood, or is it them actually getting consciously freaked out for some reason?

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