Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Books for Blood

One of the less-expected consequences of Winter Storm Jonas has been a constriction of the blood supply for medical care in many of the affected American states.  In New York, the storm saw over 1,400 donations cancelled.  In the Carolinas, the number came to 2,300.  The total cancelled donations in the 20 affected states was 9,500.

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The need for a steady blood supply to ensure high quality medical care scarcely needs labouring.  Levi Stone says plainly that
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood; Approximately 41,000 blood donations are needed every day; ... The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs; ... A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
In the hope of contributing something useful, I'm re-running a book giveaway I ran previously.  I have one copy of each of the following books to give away -

If you're a true-crime buff, this is certainly a book I can recommend!
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  The World's Most Infamous Murders
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The World's Greatest Crimes of Passion
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To claim one of these books, you need to make a blood donation within one of the states most directly affected by Jonas.  I understand these to be North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.  Then leave a comment below confirming that you have, so I can contact you to find out where to send your book.  The giveaway is open until 24 February 2016 or until all three books are claimed (whichever comes first).

Hoping this small incentive will encourage people to pitch in.

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