I gave blood in the UK and thought it would be good to do so here in Canada. So I filled in the online form, got an appointment via callback, drove 15km to the donor clinic and filled in all the forms and questionaires. One question struck me as odd:
- Have you lived in the UK for longer than 12 months between 1980 and 1996?
It turns out that Canada blocks british blood because of flipping CJD. The damn thing they themselves have in British Columbia. So I drove all that way for nothing.