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    I have several blood donor cards.

    In America, when you suggest to give your blood donor card, does it mean you will give your blood allocated on that card? I have donated blood before in Korea, but the system in the states seems to be different.

    M : Hello, Linda. How are you?

    W: Hi, Brad. Iím fine. How about you?
    M: Iím pretty good. Whatís up?
    W: You remember my cousin James, donít you?
    M: Sure. We had a great time at the amusement park last year. How is he doing? W: Not well, unfortunately. Heís in the hospital.
    M: Really? What happened to him?
    W: He had a car accident this morning, and he needs blood donations.
    M: Then, maybe I can help. I have several blood donor cards.
    W: Thatís why Iím calling. Can you give me the cards for him?
    M: Yes, of course.
    W: Thanks a lot.

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    Re: I have several blood donor cards.

    It doesn't make a lot of sense to me. If you donate blood, they do give you a card. In times of scarcity this is supposed to guarantee you access to blood from the blood bank ahead of someone who wasn't a donor.

    But it's not transferable to other people that I am aware of. I am not sure what collecting cards from other people would do.

    If you need 3 pints of blood during some surgery and you have only donated 2 pints, it's not like they are going to refuse to give you what you need.

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    Re: I have several blood donor cards.

    Are you sure this is American?

    When you need life-saving measures, you get life-saving measures. You don't, as Dave said, not get needed blood because you yourself are not a donor.

    I have a blood donor card, which simply facilitates the process of giving blood. They already know who I am, where I live, etc.

    Blood donation is of course entirely voluntary.
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