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A fun quiz! Test your knowledge!

All answers are taken from the Red Cross Blood Donation Eligibility Guidelines at http://www.redcross.org/services/biomed/0,1082,0_557_,00.html. No peeking! That's cheating!

Scoring key is provided in the comments. No peeking! That's cheating! (At least until you're done.)

Poll #260081 Blood donation eligibility quiz!

Which of the following will prevent you from donating blood FOR LIFE?

Shooting up heroin.
0(0.0%)
Having an implanted pacemaker.
1(2.2%)
Being a sexually active, monogamous homosexual male.
3(6.5%)
Being a homosexual female with more than ten partners in the last 12 months.
0(0.0%)
Being a straight man and having experimented sexually with a male high school friend once back in 1980.
0(0.0%)
Suffering from the disease fibromyalgia ("chronic fatigue syndrome").
0(0.0%)
Being born in Nigeria.
1(2.2%)
Having spent a year as a transfer student at a Greek university.
0(0.0%)
Having taken a one-week vacation to London every year since 1991.
0(0.0%)
Having chronic acne conditions requiring antibiotics.
0(0.0%)

Which one(s) of the following will cause the blood bank to ask you to come back in a few days or weeks?

Just got stitches to close an accidental knife cut.
1(2.1%)
Recently smoked a joint.
2(4.3%)
Recently smoked a clove cigarette.
0(0.0%)
Are depressed over a recent breakup.
1(2.1%)
Are menstruating.
0(0.0%)
Recently gave birth.
1(2.1%)
Recently had an abortion.
0(0.0%)
Recently handled an unfamiliar parakeet.
1(2.1%)

Which of the following risky behaviors will NOT disqualify you for 12 months from giving blood?

Spending a night in prison for misdemeanor assault.
26(55.3%)
Snorting cocaine with a group of gay friends.
9(19.1%)
Contracting the sexually transmitted disease herpes at a sorority party.
8(17.0%)
Getting a tattoo from a non-state-certified tattoo parlor.
4(8.5%)


20 points possible. Post high scores in comments. :)

Edit, 2 AM, 3-9-04: Congratulations to our high scorers so far, pullthestars (15) and heron61 (14). Anyone out there top them?
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