Farewell, Dragonbones! 💔

I’m in Banqiao.

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You can donate blood here or here in Banqiao.


I’m A+ and I just donated least week.
Unfortunately, I think I need to wait a few weeks before doing it again…


usually, each regional center provides blood to each region. except for some emargency like a huge accident, usually they dont send blood to other regions, iiuc. in general it is good to donate at anywhere, but for this specific purpose, i guess people in a specific region are wanted to donate blood.


@tando, what do you think the chances would be that blood which would be donated here in Banqiao today would go to @Dragonbones, the man who is in the hospital now? Do you think it’s likely that @Dragonbones would get that blood?

I’m not angry, I’m just asking a question.


no idea. if he is in the taipei region, it will surely help indirectly, but don’t know the possibility that your blood would directly go to him.

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Can us Brits give blood or are we still banned because of CJD?

Still banned, same or more than Europeans.

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I just got back from a nearby one; the lady there said I’m too old.



I don’t speak Chinese, so I wrote up some biographical/medical info about me, and I ran it through Google Translate, and I also pasted an image of a pertinent post in this thread (along with the URL, but with the username blacked out) in order to show why I had come there, and I printed that stuff out and went to a nearby blood donation place, and a lady there looked at the info, and she said, “Yī, jiǔ, wǔ, sān,” and then she went to talk to someone, and then she came back with her phone out and caused its screen say, “Exceed,” and “65,” and maybe some other word(s) (not sure/don’t remember), and she showed the screen to me, and I asked her if I was too old, and she responded in the affirmative.

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You’re not too old for us, man. :+1:


Thanks! :slight_smile:

You’re a good man, Charlie Jack. It’s too bad this didn’t work out.

Hopefully others can step up to help, pronto.



I’ll take some of your blood, CJ!


Thanks, @afterspivak! :slight_smile:

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Well, it’s old blood, but it’s stood me in good stead so far, so I think I’ll keep it for the time being.

Thanks for the offer, though! :slight_smile:


I have just been made aware that Kent’s condition is “improving.”

So you A blood folks— you know what to do tomorrow! If you can. :pray:


I was a donor at the home country and a donor in Taiwan until they told me no more, you’re European and you could have ‘mad cows’. So, now soon I might be too old?

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I’m thought it was only if you’re from the UK or lived in the UK from specific years.

They give me a hard time when I donate blood in the UK too. So I don’t think it’s a Taiwan thing to be suspicious of foreigners donating blood. They had to take extra blood from me to test for dengue fever if I was in Taiwan a few months before and for West Nile virus if I was in Italy.