National Donor Day 2018 is on Wednesday, February 14, 2018: List of important days in january?

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 is National Donor Day 2018. Donate Life Organ and Tissue Donation Blog National Donor Day encourages

List of important days in january?

Month:

National Blood Donor Month

National Braille Literacy Month

National Hobby Month

Hot Tea Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Soup Month

Week Celebrations:

2nd Week Letter Writing Week

Each Day:

1 New Year's Day

2 Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

3 Festival of Sleep Day

3 Fruitcake Toss Day

3 Humiliation Day

4 Trivia Day

5 National Bird Day

6 Bean Day

6 Cuddle Up Day

7 Old Rock Day

8 Bubble Bath Day

8 Male Watcher's Day

9 Play God Day

10 Peculiar People Day

11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day

12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day

12 National Pharmacist Day

13 International Skeptics Day

13 Make Your Dream Come True Day

14 Dress Up Your Pet Day

15 National Hat Day

16 National Nothing Day

17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

18 Thesaurus Day

18 Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne

19 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday , celebrated on the third Monday

19 National Popcorn Day

20 National Buttercrunch Day

20 Penguin Awareness Day

21 National Hugging Day

21 Squirrel Appreciation Day

22 National Blonde Brownie Day

23 National Pie Day

23 National Handwriting Day

23 Measure Your Feet Day- we only ask...."Why!?!"

24 Beer Can Appreciation Day

24 Compliment Day

25 Opposite Day

26 Spouse's Day

27 Chocolate Cake Day

27 Punch the Clock Day

28 Fun at Work Day

28 National Kazoo Day

29 National Puzzle Day

29 National Cornchip Day

30 National Inane Answering Message Day

31 Backward Day

31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

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I am highly considering becoming a bone marrow donor.........?

I am highly considering becoming a bone marrow donor.........?

The Red Cross does not handle marrow donations. That is the National Marrow Donors Program, . You will be searchable by doctors world wide.

For peripheral blood stem cell donation, you will take a series of shots (like 5 days) to help stimulate your marrow to produce extra stem cells and to release them into the blood stream. The donation is done by aphersis, which is the same process as at the plasma center or some red cross donations like a double red cell donation. The difference is the type of cell being collected and it takes longer.

Its done out patient, but you may have to do it a couple days in a row if they dont get enough cells with the first cycle.

There is still a chance the donation could be actual marrow. Almost all donations are peripheral blood stem cells, but marrow is still used in a small number of cases depending on the disease (remember, a bone marrow transplant is used to treat about 60 different diseases). In that case, the donation is an actual surgical proceedure done under general anesthesia or with an epidural. You will still take the same series of shots for the same reasons.

It costs 50$ to sign up for the marrow registry. The registry is federally funded, and the money you pay goes to help cover the costs of tissue typing. Marrow is matched by HLA (human leukocyte antigen) tissue type, which is complicated and gets into dna testing. The typing costs several hundred dollars, so you are only paying a fraction of the cost. If you are called to donate, the patient's insurance will pick up all medical costs of screening you and collecting the cells. During the screening process after they call, they will take a very detailed medical history. Do NOT lie on any of it. What you lie about could kill the patient.

Are more blood donors really needed?

Are more blood donors really needed?

Many of your questions may be answered in the last National Blood Collection and Utilization Survey, produced by the Dept. Health and Human Services every two years.

The latest survey indicates that approximately 13% more units of whole blood were collected than transfused. However, seasonal and blood type shortages occur regularly (summertime, holidays, type O & B). Current estimates for outdated (discarded) blood components are less than 1.0-2.0%.

It is estimated that approximately 5% of the eligible donor population donates blood. Additionally, each donor, on average, gives 1.5 times per year. As such, 9-10 million people provide all the allogeneic blood used in the U.S. 30% of donors give only one time per year. If each of these donors could donate one additional time, there would be no seasonal or type-specific shortages. While the survey primarily deals with whole blood/red cell donations, other components (platelets, plasma) are always needed. Platelets, which only have a shelf life of 5 days, are used in large quantities, especially in hematology/oncology therapy.

All blood donations are greatly appreciated and needed. Please contact your local blood center and speak to the donor services manager about which donation best fits your blood type and community needs. Thank you for such a generous gift.

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