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So why give O neg to everyone?  [if there are only 9% of the population with this type]



Critical shortage of O-negative blood amid prolonged flu season, Red Cross warnsBy Andree Withey

Posted about 6 hours agoMon 4 Sep 2017, 11:09am

A blood bag on a scale Photo: About 800 Queenslanders are needed to give blood in the next fortnight. (ABC News: Janelsa Ouma) Related Story: Why this year's flu season has been particularly badRelated Story: Busiest day on record for Queensland's ambulances amid shocker flu seasonRelated Story: Worst Queensland flu season in years 'yet to peak' Map: Australia

There is only a day's worth of O-negative blood in reserve at the Australian Red Cross due to this winter's cold and flu season.

The service's Jennifer Campbell Case said sick donors were cancelling their appointments, reducing the stocks of the sought-after blood.

"Nationally about 1,000 appointments are normally cancelled each day but over this cold and flu season it has spiked to 3,000," she said.

"That's unprecedented for us."

O-negative blood is the universal blood type given to patients in emergency situations or when their blood type is unknown.

Only 9 per cent of people have O-negative blood, and over 3,000 people are needed to donate in the next fortnight to replenish supply.

It is the worst flu season in the last five years in Queensland, with about 20,000 cases this year.


Millions of type 2 diabetics are NOT taking their medication and are at risk of amputations, blindness and DEATH, 'alarming' review finds

EXCLUSIVE: The Leicester Diabetes Centre study, dubbed 'alarming' and 'important', was based on medical records of more than 318,000 sufferers of the preventable condition.


From what to do with frozen meat to rinsing away bacteria and giving food the 'sniff' test: Expert debunks THOSE questions about food safety that you've always wondered

NEW Australian nutritionist Kathleen Alleaume has debunked some prevalent food safety myths. She revealed that rinsing raw meat in the sink actually does not wash bacteria away


The secret of the white cliffs of Dover: Astronomers find COSMIC DUST that could help uncover the mysteries of the universe in the historic chalk

NEW Researchers from Imperial College London have discovered cosmic dust in chalk samples from the white cliffs of Dover. They also say dust can be used to trace the location of water-rich asteroids. Forty odd years ago I injured my knee, then started to take a silica compound.It became hard to get 3 years ago, and I left it out of my diet.My bone density readings started to be affected, so I went to a local Naturopath.He has put me on a Blackmore's professional silica, I am testing myself to see ifThe readings in two weeks time have improved for my bones.  I will be surprisedIf they have not improved.Why you may ask.Well the recent dental xrays I was told my teeth are like a 35 year old.My first bone density result I was told was like a women 20 years younger, andThe doctors were amazed.So leaving off silica has damaged my bones structure just those three years hasAffected it.But Silica alone is not the answer, the calcium intake needs D3, Boron, magnesium and copper.Which is what is in my Calcium tablets I take.I thought the site above was very interesting and thought I would share it with those thatEnjoy a good read.


Hospitals face hard times as doctors see huge increase in number of men admitted for a VERY personal problem

Priaprism - a condition where blood gets trapped in the penis - is often brought on by drugs such as Viagra (pictured), cocaine, cannabis and crystal meth.


'Mummy my tummy hurts': Boy, 13, dies after doctors wrongly diagnosed him with gastro TWICE instead of deadly appendicitis

Boy dies doctors wrongly diagnose gastro not appendicitis

NEW A teenage boy from the NSW Central Coast has died of appendicitis after twice being wrongly diagnosed by his doctors as suffering from a minor condition. Luca Rosa was told he had viral gastroenteritis in February this year after falling ill. He made two trips to the doctors in two days and both times was given the same answers. Seven days after the first symptoms started, the 13-year-old was dead. His mother is now seeking a formal coronial inquest into Luca's death. 'I just kept saying 'he's just got gastro, he's just got gastro. We live in Australia. People don't die from gastro,' Michelle Degenhardt said.

Poor kid.

Poor mother also RnR that was a tragedy.


Skin cancer breakthrough: New drug to stop melanoma spreading to vital organs could save thousands of lives

Investigators at Melanoma Institute Australia have prevented the spread of disease in Stage III melanoma patients whose tumours have been surgically removed

Great news.

Yes now you can have your RnR all day in the sun RnR

I thought you would be interested in this story I found on MSN:  


A Victorian Man Gave Himself Cyanide Poisoning Eating Apricot Kernels To Fight Cancer

No wonder he'd poisoned himself after reading the article.


"The man explained that he had been taking two teaspoons of home-made apricot kernel extract every day for the past five years in addition to three tablets of Novodalin - a herbal fruit kernel supplement. Apricot kernels contain cyanide, and along with the herbal supplement, the man was taking nearly four grams of cyanide every day, which is enough to raise blood cyanide to around 25 times above acceptable levels. That's enough to cause coma, and death.

Despite the warnings from doctors of the risks, and his cyanide levels dropping to a "safe" level after three days off his self-administered treatment, the man went straight back to taking them after getting home from hospital."

35 Foods That Are Dangerous if Not Prepared Properly  Slide 23 of 36: The raw cashews found in the supermarket are not actually raw, but have been heat-treated to remove a hazardous chemical called urushiol, also found in poison ivy. Consuming truly raw cashews straight from the tree can cause skin rashes and extreme, sometimes fatal, allergic reactions.

Common painkiller could increase risk of stroke and heart attack by 50%, study finds  Heart concerns led to British regulators banning the drug over-the-counter in 2015, but authors of the study, published today in the British Medical Journal, are calling for global action.   

Heart concerns led to British regulators banning the drug over-the-counter in 2015, but authors of the study, published today in the British Medical Journal, are calling for global action

Taking fish oil during pregnancy boosts kids' growth in their first six years, study finds Taking fish oil during pregnancy not only helps ensure that babies have healthy birth weights, but helps them gain healthy weight for the next six years, a Copenhagen University study suggests.


Now this is a good excuse to go off to the other side of the planet each time winter comes!



How older people slow down in winter: Over 70s' cognition skills get worse during cold months - and dementia-related proteins flare up People with dementia experience 'dips' in winter due to 'seasonal rhythms' in Alzheimer's-related proteins, which make dementia genes more expressed in the brain, an international study found.

This news I am sharing with friends as there are a few couples facing this issue.


New drug that unleashes the body's immune system could eradicate 'ultra-mutant' tumours in men with drug-resistant prostate cancer. Some 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK each year but the severity of the disease varies hugely. The Daily Mail is campaigning to end needless prostate deaths. 

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