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Offline justmi33

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Giving blood.
« on: August 11, 2006, 09:50:43 AM »
Hi there, I had posted a long time back and just wanted to get some opinions. I got info in the mail about an upcoming blood drive and wanted to participate as I used to give blood from time to time in the past. I was told on here that my "exposure" incident was not that significant, so I would think it would be OK. I was cut on the finger, to the point of dripping blood, in a adult movie booth when closing the door and touched all kinds of places in the booth before realizing the cut. So as mentioned before my concern was if I might have put my finger in someone's semen left by a previous customer on the channel or volume button or doorknob!?!?! Do you think I would be OK? I don't want to use this as testing as I have gathered I never needed to test in the first place...........

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Re: Giving blood.
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006, 09:59:35 AM »
Just,

No, you didn't need to test over your movie booth incident.

As long as you have not been having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, I see no reason why you can't give blood. If you have been having unprotected intercourse, you need to have proper testing done before you donate.

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