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As a Phlebotomist who worked in a blood bank this pisses me off. Red blood cells only circulate in your body 120 days before they wither and are expelled from your body. Your bone marrow will come forth and reproduce more red blood cells to replace the ones that were lost. I understand this might have been made as a joke haha very funny however the idea of not donating blood under the idea of such a homophobic statement is absolutely ridiculous. Most red blood cell units go to operation patients, cancer patients,even more importantly patients who have diseases such as hemophilia. Blood donation is supposed to be about helping people who are more in need. Let me lay down some blood facts for you. Running through your body is a lovely vascular system. In that system is 4 arteries that pump about 72.7 mL/min meaning if one of these arteries got severed you would be dead in about 3 minutes. If your greatest fear if having your blood is going to end up in some guys boner you need to rethink your life. 1 out of every 7 patients that enter a hospital needs a blood donation in order for them to survive their procedure. I also need you to keep in mind how many people we have to turn away because they do not meet the history portion of their donation experience because we need to make sure the blood has not been compromised before being given to people who really need it. Most people also do not know that one unit of blood can be used to save up to 3-4 people. HOW you might ask? Blood can be separated into 3 different components Red blood cells, White blood cells and plasma. each having to do with treatment of but not including, blood loss, HIV/AIDS/cancer/leukemia/stroke patients/internal bleeding/gun shot victims/lacerations/surgery… the list goes on and on, don’t applaud this guy for being funny, in fact it sets back what every Phlebotomist works so hard for every day Everybody sees donating blood as a negative thing like there is something to fear about. However it is the easiest way to get involved with your community and save more then one life and you only have to do it every 3-4 months.Keep in mind it only takes 10- 20 minutes. Don’t let this set back a valuable resource the medical industry needs. There is no replacement for blood. Please. Donate now.Please reblog this, we are in a time where this is needed.