Namaste everyone 🙏
My blood group is "O Negative" which makes me a universal donor. Wondering if we can donate blood while on board and volunteering for Mercy Ships?
Great question!! And yes, there is an opportunity to donate blood on board. The lab team welcome any potential blood donors. They will ask you questions and test your blood, and if all is well, they will come and find you when they need you!
I used to joke that the Senior Lab Tech @Jenny Banakos only saw letters and +'s and -'s when she saw us all around the ship. She didn't deny it :)
I had the honour of donating blood a few times. One of the most memorable was donating to Sambany, who had the biggest tumor we've ever seen. His story is here: https://youtu.be/fAjBo7ybCWA. I think 17 of us donated to him for his surgery.
Thank you @AllyJones. Grateful for the response. 😊😊
Have a great week ahead !
@AllyJones the sad things is I still remember most of them
@jkthompson that doesn't surprise me in the slightest!
@jkthompson I'm sorry to ask you this question, but why do you think it's a sad thing to remember most of them ?
@sasha_92 not emotionally sad, but I’ve been off the ship for nearly 3 years and still remember hundreds of people’s blood types
@jkthompson Ah! I see :) ... interesting