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That's the general idea Stanley. Rolls Sports & Social Club is back open for beer but who knows for how long? It's not back on the Yorkshire NHSBT teams venue list though yet. I keep checking but I reckon I am probably flogging a dead horse there, certainly for the rest of this year. Then of course there is the knock on from the factory news although the club is no longer a perk just for the employees as it was at one time. Barlick does need it's own venue, it is always over subscribed, we must be an altruistic lot. :smile:
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PanBiker wrote: 13 Oct 2020, 10:30 Wishful thinking or hedging my bets. I have cancelled my appointment in early January at Burnley Turf Moor in favour of a new appointment In Bingley. This was the next venue available.

My reasoning for better or worse, Burnley currently has 40 - 50 cases of Covid per 100,000 and has had for over a month now. Bingley has dodged the bullet and currently has 2 cases per 100,000. Of course this may not be the case next February but I reckon it is better odds. Not paranoid or I wouldn't go at all but I reckon swapping over to the Yorkshire team is probably a good move. Slightly further but just as easy to get to off the bypass. Weather could be kinder as well a month later.

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We went to the Bradford Donor Centre back in September, very easy to get to. Had to pay £2 to park but that's a small price to pay really. Next donation is Turf Moor in January.
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Received a text from NHSBT to check that I am still good to go with my appointment for donation in February in Bingley.
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Additional questions to read before next week's donation;
Have you had any of the following health-related problems in the last 28 days?

High fever
A runny nose or sneezing
Dry cough
Sore throat
Extreme tiredness
Sore/aching muscles
Loss of taste or smell
An active cold sore

If you have had any of these, cancel your appointment.

I'm good so far...
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I've had a runny nose for months... Does this mean I am infectious?
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Probably not but you wouldn't be allowed to donate, even if you were a regular donor.
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We have to be pretty pure when we rock up to donate. I have had an invite for a dental check up but I am going nowhere near until after my next donation. A trip to the dentist a few days before a donation will definitely bounce you. I have no concerns dental wise so it's no great shakes and NHSBT need my armful.
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I have an invite to make a dental appointment too. Donation is Thursday, I'll just make sure the dental appointment is after that. I can't see it being any earlier to be honest.
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An armful given, struggling to get another appointment for April though...
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Probably a combination of both staff and venue shortages Kev. Two weeks until mine in Bingley.
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Most likely Ian, I'll check again in a week or so. There's usually appointments at the Bradford Donor Centre, hopefully some will become available.
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I received an email the other day from NHSBT on the same issue. It suggested booking the city donor centres as lower footfall in general has impacted the number of donors through the centres.
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I can't seem to book either Bradford or Lancaster Donor Centres through the app. I've opted for West Bradford Village Hall in May, it fits in with Paulette too so we both have appointments booked for the same time.
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I'll have a look and see if that will slot in at 12 weeks for me as well.

I was thinking, are the permanent city centre sites drop in centres or do you need to book? There is one in Leeds just down from the Headrow which would be OK for me when I have my scan but unfortunately they would bounce me if I went on the way back from a contrasted MRI. Always a downer. :extrawink:
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26th May will do for me, just booked at West Bradford 15.05, thanks for the heads up Kev. 15 days to my appointment at the Bingley session. Rolls still not back on the venue list.
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PanBiker wrote: 24 Jan 2021, 10:58 I was thinking, are the permanent city centre sites drop in centres or do you need to book?
We both went to the Bradford Centre in October and that was booked, potentially it was the result of a phone call rather than an app booking. It does show in my donation history in the app though...
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Got my invite for the Bingley session on Moday 8th Feb and the separate flyer for potential Coronavirus symptoms.
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PanBiker wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 11:17 Got my invite for the Bingley session on Moday 8th Feb and the separate flyer for potential Coronavirus symptoms.
If it's the same setup as Turf Moor you'll have to read it again, on a big poster at the door, before they let you in. It's then hand sanitizing, temperature taken and the rest is pretty much as usual with the exception of masks and distancincing.
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My donation put in some mileage, Burnley to Manchester and then on to Newcastle.
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Must be nice to know where it went.....
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I get a couple of emails, after a donation, that tell me what they've done with it and where it went. The 'where it went' links to Google maps.
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So do I Kev, I have also had emails to say that some of my units have been broken down into component parts which can help more people. I think they do this with any groups that they have surplus for. Mine is quite common A+ so is shared by lots in the population. Monday for me, I hope the snow behaves itself.
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A+ for me too.
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I can always count on you for an armful then if I need one! Same applies for you of course. :biggrin2:
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Of course :good:
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