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A snip out of today's Globe, in an article about the weekend snowstorm:

State Police troopers, meanwhile, came to the rescue of a 50-year-old woman who showed up vomiting blood at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer at about 3 a.m. yesterday. Because she had a rare blood type, the hospital had to call the American Red Cross lab in Dedham to help her. Since dangerous road conditions had forced blood couriers off the roads, Red Cross officials called State Police, who dispatched a trooper from their Framingham barracks to make the 40-mile delivery, said Donna M. Morrissey, spokeswoman for American Red Cross Blood Services, New England Region.

Morrissey said the storm has made blood collection very difficult and reduced supplies in area blood banks to dangerously low levels in some of the more rare blood types. She urged any potential donors to call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to make an appointment to donate.
It's nice to see the little things getting noticed! There is one family who will never refer to MSP as AAA with a badge...

-Mike
 

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I heard Ruben, being the "rare" type that he is, drew the blood from himself with his issued pen draining it into a 94C evidence bag before driving it over to the hospital :wink:
 

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I'll insert the "dancing banana" here. Way to go, Ruben!

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Here ya go Dane :DB: :GNANA: :BNANA:
 

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Great Job by the Trooper! Hats off to the MSP!

However......................
Couldn't a REGIONAL B.E.R.T. team (Blood Emergency Response Team)
made up of Deputies/EMT's/Board of health/Phlebotomists/Etc in an on-call status and funded by [email protected] DPS do a better job?

That way, if the bloods needs to spurt, just call BERT!
:wl: =P~ :pirate:
 

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mpd61 said:
Great Job by the Trooper! Hats off to the MSP!

However......................
Couldn't a REGIONAL B.E.R.T. team (Blood Emergency Response Team)
made up of Deputies/EMT's/Board of health/Phlebotomists/Etc in an on-call status and funded by [email protected] DPS do a better job?

That way, if the bloods needs to spurt, just call BERT!
:wl: =P~ :pirate:
Trouble maker! :p
 
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