After an extensive conversation with the nurse I have found out the parameters around my ability to give blood. First and foremost I am not allowed to give until December 19th, 2010 because I visited an area of Mexico which could have exposed me to Malaria. Secondly, I am not allowed to give within six months of being ‘glutened.’ They call it a ‘flare up.’ I call it ‘hell.’ And finally, my iron levels have to be deemed high enough before they’ll even go near me with a needle.
It’s too bad. I wanted to give. If you’re able to, please go make a donation.