ADMINISTRIVIA: Blood drive results

The blood drive scored 22 pints. Applause to all involved. I’m told that this draw results in 66 pints of whole blood to patients, and an unspecified amount of platelets (minimum 22 bags) depending upon “yield”. So, all in all, a great “birthday”. Thanks to Jacki for setting it all up. Thanks to Meg for chasing the signs. And, thanks for all the folks who tried or wanted to try. It’s much appreciated. Just cause you couldn’t make it today, doesn’t mean that you can’t donate tomorrow or some day when it’s more convenient. Donna Nobis Pacem

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Sunday 01 July 2012 is already scheduled. (At least with “us” and NJBC.)

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(1) Start earlier. Sooner is better than later.

(2) Personal visit to the Church offices to get publicity.

(3) Personal visit to radio personalities to get publicity.

(4) Signs out in better locations earlier.

(5) Qualifications know earlier (i.e., aspirin for 48 hours tripped up several potential donors)

(6) “Clown” outside donation site?

(7) Better signage.

(8) Personal visits to local biz for publicity.

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INTERESTING: Apple skins

An apple a day keeps the doctor away… as long as you eat the peel


Last updated at 10:22 AM on 8th June 2011

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An apple a day really could keep the doctor away – as long as you don’t throw away the peel.

The chemical behind the apple skin’s waxy shine is being credited with a host of health benefits from building muscle to keeping the lid on weight.

Ursolic acid also keeps cholesterol and blood sugar under control, meaning an apple a day could do wonders for all-round health.

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Reminder to self: buy a bag of apples.

It’ll offset the cold corned beef hash?

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