Monday, July 14, 2008

I feel her pain

Read this story and shake your head. The government and the Red Cross seem a wee bit overprotective here. Like this lady, I had a false positive test for something and after repeated tests by my doctor and 14 years of time passing, I am still permanently barred from donating blood.

It seems that they would have some sort of process that would allow me back into the system when repeated tests indicate that I have never had the disease in question. But that isn't how bureaucracies work I guess.

I hope no one dies because of a shortage of blood donors. Because the error-plagued system we have is sidelining people.

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