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Re: nvCJD

As long as you deem well matched to mean managers of the supply constantly biting their nails hoping that no disasters happen. They would prefer the number to be 5-6 days instead of 3.

Re: nvCJD

I'm surprised you're having to use anecdotal information about the number of days of blood supply available in the USA, Brad. After a bit of Googling I found this webpage by some organisation called "America's Blood Centers" which supplies half of the USA's volunteer donor blood.

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It looks like there could be some US blood centres that have only 1 day supply or less, and a few more that have only 2 days supply. The colour coding system used for the supply situation at the blood centres, which specifies green for 3 days or more supply, suggests that 3 days supply is regarded as acceptable.

If there was a disaster, I would imagine it wouldn't be difficult to get a lot of blood donors to come forward at short notice.

Re: nvCJD

Silly me, didn't think they would be advertising. Yet the first one on the list (Ohio) shows almost no O- blood. O- is relatively rare, but it is on the edge of not being there. On the same page of query, I saw 3 postings for "critical levels" dated today.

It is nice to know that my blood type seems to be relatively available though. I guess I shouldn't fret too much.