r/wholesomememes 15d ago

Miracles happen.

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u/CriticismAccording22 15d ago

I wonder how they found out.


u/AcanthisittaMost7740 15d ago

Maybe they coincidentally talked about it. Then the girl opened up she needed blood on that date then the guy told her she donated blood to someone in the same hospital that day, too. Then all their statements matched their story.


u/Buppadupp 15d ago

That sounds like a movie plot. I would think they just don't take blood from somebody and use it straight away. Then again I'm no doctor.

My guess the post is a lie just like the cake was.


u/poorly_anonymized 15d ago

I used to donate blood. One day I got a phone call from the hospital asking if I could donate for an emergency right now. I lived a block from the hospital, which I assume was why they called me specifically. I unfortunately couldn't do it, because I had recently been abroad, and this disqualified me from donating for a few months.

A lot of the security factors are based on eliminating people with risk factors, since some diseases need to incubate a bit to show up on tests, and I don't think they test every sample for everything either. This is why they ban you from donating blood if you recently traveled, had gay sex, went to the UK during the mad cow disease years, etc.


u/Spearsy23 15d ago

They do test every sample just fyi


u/poorly_anonymized 15d ago

I'm sure this varies by country, and it may have changed since then anyway, but when I became a donor in Norway about 15 years ago they definitely told me they did more extensive testing when doing the initial vetting and blood sample than they did after I started donating. They definitely did some testing on each donation, like hemoglobin to check if I'd need iron supplements, and probably the usual suspects in terms of disease, but they claimed the initial one was more thorough.


u/Spearsy23 14d ago

I'm not familiar with the guidelines for Norway so it definitely could be different. In the US is typical for blood from multiple donors to be pooled and all tested in one batch. Any positive well cause them to discard all units from donors in that pool.