Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Opus 2017-298: Lasts: Blood Donations

I have been donating blood for years.  It never bothered me getting stuck by the big needles.  They tell me I have good veins. What made it hard was that little prick to check for iron content.

Evidently that is at an end.  The radio was calling for blood donations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and reminded me it had been awhile.  After a half hour of filling out forms and such I was told that I could not give because of a medication I am taking.  They said if I go two days without taking it, I can come back.  Can I go two days without the medication?  I think it could be done.  My wife starts screaming at the thought.  I will ask the doctor and see if he screams.

It would seem to me that there are people in need who could use my blood in spite of the medication, but again, we run into the legal world where people sue you even if you are trying to save their lives. 

So, no more blood sharing.  I will ask the doctor, but even if he says “yes”, I am not sure my wife can handle it.

homo unius libri


  1. I was not allowed to donate for a number of years after we came back from Croatia, due
    to an outbreak of Mad Cow Disease in Europe while we were there.

    1. I see that on the form. It would seem they could find some simple test to see if the blood was clean, but what do I know.

      Grace and peace.

  2. I wouldn't advise it, for what that's worth.

    1. You understand you are agreeing with my wife?

      Grace and peace


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