Random factoid: I have CMV Negative blood

Random factoid: Hate needles with a passion, but used to give blood on a regular basis (need to start doing that again). The drive to do a good deed for others—maybe even save a life—outweighs my fear. My blood type is O-positive, the most common type. My blood is also in demand because I’m CMV Negative, which means my system has NOT been exposed to the Cyto-Megalo-Virus which most adults (50 to 80 percent) have been exposed to at some time of their lives. CMV Negative blood is used with AIDS and cancer patients, as well as babies or people who have compromised immune systems. Kind of cool, and yet another reason to start donating again! http://blog.inceptsaves.com/blog/2011/05/04/what-does-it-mean-to-have-cmv-negative-blood/

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