I'm not planning on getting married anytime soon. But if I ever did, I would love to be able to follow the Widebeest on their migration from the Serengeti to the Masi Mara. I'll have to make sure I marry someone who is as passionate about nature as I am.
Ahh, is that so? Is there a time limit on how many months/years you need to be out of Africa to be eligible to donate blood or is it simply a case of, if you've traveled to Africa you cannot donate blood ever?
One of the screening questions is "Have you ever been in Africa?" I take that to mean that if you have, they'll refuse your blood.
Though upon reflection, I could be wrong: it could just mean that your blood will be more closely screened or something.
I'll ask the next time I donate blood.
A lot of the screening questions don't make much sense. For example, if you lived in Europe for up to 5 years (even in one-month increments) they don't want your blood. If you've lived in the UK (including Northern Ireland) for a year, they don't want your blood, but they don't care if you lived in the Republic of Ireland (unless you lived there for a total of 5 years or more).
They don't want your blood if you've been in the military in the past 10 years (which makes me wonder why).
I don't know why a two-hour visit to Africa disqualifies you from donating blood. I should ask them next time.
Some of those questions are bogus! They can just do the screening and determine whether you are clear or not. So what if I am an African and an organ donor, will they refuse to harvest my organs when the time comes? I wouldn't think so. Isn't the same thing? Interesting.
That's very interesting Jeff, I haven't heard that and I'm curious since I'm currently in Angola. Interestingly enough, I had to get tested to make sure I don't have Hepatitis B, HIV, and a bunch of others before coming to Angola.
If I was choosing where to go on a honeymoon in Africa it would be Kenya, and I would stay at Treetops, where the present Queen was, when her father died making her queen. in answer to whether you can give blood after going to Africa, my husband has been to Kenya and he has given blood sinced returning This was a few years ago, maybe it is different now
Well, I'm dealing with the American Red Cross, in the US, so I imagine the rules are different. They don't want our blood if we've spent 5 years in the UK. I don't imagine that rule would work well in Great Britain.
South Africa is a wonderful place, very different in so many ways to the rest of Africa. A country of real beauty, culture and a hell of a lot of history. Whether you spend your time in Cape Town visiting Table Mountain or Robben Island, or whether you spend your time in the Drakensberg Ranges or in the Kruger National Park, you will most certainly have a wonderful time!
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