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Dearest Blood-Donorologists,

As a sheepy, I of course do my duty by donating my blood.

Here I have helped a teddy called Timmy...which is nice !!






Donating blood has many health benefits.....especially for the recipient...D'OH !!

But I have heard that it helps to reduce cholesterol and that it aids in weight loss !

So, how many calories does a body burn to rejuvenate a pint of blood ?..and are there really specific health benefits for the donor ?


As a firm believer in empirical study I snuck into my neighbours house at 3am this morning and donated two pints of blood (well..it was ketchup) to the top of his stairs which I felt looked a bit languid.



It's right...the joy I received as my happy neighbour slid down the stairs as a result of my donation benefited my 'guffaw ' and  ' ' chortle' department no end !

so..whajafink ?




Hugs & shmishes



mwa mwaa mwaah




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« Reply #1 on: 21/06/2009 01:43:47 »

So, how many calories does a body burn to rejuvenate a pint of blood ? ..


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According to the Mayo Clinic...
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You burn about 650 calories by donating one pint of blood.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/donateblood/know.html

650 calories is almost three Mars bars.

Blood donation is one pint every three or four months.
So if the 650 calorie figure is correct, by becoming a blood donor you can eat about ten extra ten Mars bars per year,
 (=> 1/5th of a Mars bar per week).
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=18100.0

It seems the Mayo Clinic have removed the calorie reference since I made this post in 2008.
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« Reply #2 on: 21/06/2009 08:12:11 »
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   Teletubbie merchandising has gone a step too far  :)


[BTW bloody teletubbie wouldn't work: blood would not drain from 3 of its limbs]
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« Reply #3 on: 21/06/2009 08:30:43 »
Marc Quinn's "Self" (2006), [cast of artists head] made from his frozen blood

Marc Quinn, photo by Todd-White Art Photography, courtesy Jay Jopling/White Cube




http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/28797/national-portrait-gallery-raises-money-for-self-portrait-made-from-frozen-blood/


Cost 350,000  [:0]  (if the refrigeration fails it will be a bloody expensive mess  :) ).
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« Reply #4 on: 21/06/2009 08:36:45 »
Wow, that is crazy!!!!!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 21/06/2009 09:56:01 »
Maybe a head cast using the artist's frozen urine would be more appropriate as he's obviously taking the p***
 

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« Reply #6 on: 21/06/2009 10:21:59 »
I think the blood might syphon out of the teddy's limbs, but I'm not sure. With the pipe at the bottom full of blood it will create a partial vacuum so it should be able to empty the bag as long as the arms don't fold and crease.

"Cost 350,000    (if the refrigeration fails it will be a bloody expensive mess   ). "

It may well have done

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/jul/04/arts.artsnews
 

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« Reply #7 on: 21/06/2009 11:45:00 »
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Saatchi bought the piece for a rumoured 13,000 in 1991
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/jul/04/arts.artsnews

350,000 in 2009, not a bad return on his investment,
 but I suppose the electricity bill to keep it solid for 18 years must be quite high  :).
 

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