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How to Get Vegan Blood


NM. I thought better about posting work-related stuff. Sorry.

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Huh? I thought this was going to be about vampires or something...
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Huh? I thought this was going to be about vampires or something...
With vegans being their version of free range, grass fed food sources.
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Huh? I thought this was going to be about vampires or something...
Would vegan vampires be sapsuckers?
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Would vegan vampires be sapsuckers?
I'm reminded of a book from my childhood: Bunnicula, about a vampire bunny that sucks the juice out of vegetables.
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No, sorry, it was work related and I thought I was oversharing. Someone wanted to know, since they were a vegan, how to request vegan blood in the event they needed a blood transfusion. I asked the mods to wish this away, but that's basically it.

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No worries. Once it's processed what the donor ate is irrelevant.

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You mean Canadians?
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I'm reminded of a book from my childhood: Bunnicula, about a vampire bunny that sucks the juice out of vegetables.
There's also Tofu the vegan zombie
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No, sorry, it was work related and I thought I was oversharing. Someone wanted to know, since they were a vegan, how to request vegan blood in the event they needed a blood transfusion. I asked the mods to wish this away, but that's basically it.

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No worries. Once it's processed what the donor ate is irrelevant.
Seriously? That's freaking hilarious.
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Would vegan vampires be sapsuckers?
Nah. Vegan vampires are the ones who suck your blood. But only after spending two hours telling you how meat is murder.

They can be destroyed by a stake in the heart or a steak in the mouth.
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Vincent the Vegetable Vampire
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My first thought is that "vegan blood" is an oxymoron like "kosher pig" - as blood is an animal product it is, by definition, non-vegan.

But blood transfusions...? So far as I know, you don't get to limit your transfusion based on any donor characteristic. Unless you can bank your own blood in advance, but that's not always an option.

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1) Take one vegan...
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I'm surprised that there have been no attempts to give a serious answer, because you aren't the first to ask this question. Because of the high level of anonymity involved in regular blood donation, and because there are no vegan/vegetarian blood banks that I can find, vegan blood probably just isn't possible to find...but but a blood substitute might be what your co-worker is looking for.
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I'm surprised that there have been no attempts to give a serious answer
You are surprised there haven't been serious answers in MPIMS? And I have to say that Vegan Blood is an oxymoron if I've ever seen one.

But then again, I guess we could use the juice from one of those new burger things.
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Would vegan vampires be sapsuckers?
One of the most popular vampire book series of the last couple of decades defines vegetarian vampires as those who only drink the (less nutritious and much lest appetizing) blood of animals.

I guess those who were strict with it could, by analogy, call themselves vegan.
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But then again, I guess we could use the juice from one of those new burger things.
Nah. That'd just be vegan myoglobin.
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:38 AM
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I'm surprised that anti-GMOers aren't demanding transfusions from GMO-free donors, given scaremongering over "GMO DNA" in human blood.

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2...anti-gmo-meme/
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This reminds me of that "M*A*S*H" episode where the racist soldier begs the doctors to not get any "Negro" blood for transfusion, so they gradually darken his skin just to mess with him.
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Your best bet is pure synthetic blood with a few drops of spinach juice added for extra veganism. BTW, it is said that karma is stored in the blood; maybe if I drain out all my blood and transfuse with pure synthetic blood, my messy life might get better.
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Well, once it's processed blood becomes a drug, so it would be like asking for vegan Versed. Hopefully I was able to educate her.

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Old 09-14-2019, 11:03 AM
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I'm surprised that there have been no attempts to give a serious answer, because you aren't the first to ask this question. Because of the high level of anonymity involved in regular blood donation, and because there are no vegan/vegetarian blood banks that I can find, vegan blood probably just isn't possible to find...but but a blood substitute might be what your co-worker is looking for.
Apparently there are no well-accepted oxygen-carrying substitutes, although blood substitutes can help with volume loss.

Since Jehovah's Witness neither donate or want to accept transfused blood, I wonder what happens if one needs a transfusion, plasma, or platelets? What if they're unconscious when they're brought to the hospital and can't wave the doctor off?
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:20 AM
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Since Jehovah's Witness neither donate or want to accept transfused blood, I wonder what happens if one needs a transfusion, plasma, or platelets?
Two options:

1.) They discover that their religious faith isn't as strong as their desire to live, take the blood.

2.) They stick to their guns, and die.
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:24 AM
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Oh, they also kill their children that way.
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Plus you only have to change it every 10,000 miles!
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I'm surprised that there have been no attempts to give a serious answer, [URL="https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090429194939AAwWDM8"]because you aren't the first to ask this question.
There was no need as ivylass already knew the answer. See the spoiler box in her second post.
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Vegan blood? isn't that just V-8 vegetable drink? (it's the "blood" of vegetables)
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Two options:

1.) They discover that their religious faith isn't as strong as their desire to live, take the blood.

2.) They stick to their guns, and die.
Most commonly it seems to be option #3: the medical team works with the JW to provide supportive care short of transfusion, which often if not usually works out OK.

Exceptions include massive trauma, complex surgeries (possibly including organ transplantation*) and the like.

*JWs accept solid organ transplantation, and such procedures (including kidney and pancreas transplants) have been accomplished successfully without blood transfusions.
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Apparently there are no well-accepted oxygen-carrying substitutes, although blood substitutes can help with volume loss.

Since Jehovah's Witness neither donate or want to accept transfused blood, I wonder what happens if one needs a transfusion, plasma, or platelets? What if they're unconscious when they're brought to the hospital and can't wave the doctor off?
Way back in the early nineties, when I was writing for a business newspaper, I interviewed a man who'd developed a machine to perfuse a patient's blood with oxygen, then recirculate it. One of the selling points he talked about was that it was acceptable to Jehovah's Witnesses, as the only blood used was the patient's own. Don't know whatever happened with that, and now that I think about it, that wouldn't solve the problem of replacing volume in the event of traumatic blood loss.
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Most commonly it seems to be option #3: the medical team works with the JW to provide supportive care short of transfusion, which often if not usually works out OK.
Which--by definition--makes it not a situation where "one needs a transfusion, plasma, or platelets."
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