BloodBanker.org is paying people Givecoin in a bounty program they started. Givecoin Bounty Program. What is great is that they are vowing not to convert any of the donations they are getting, here: http://explorer.givecoin.info/address/76DAU2No5gDZgULCAACZKmWWSpWgiZvHzh into any other digital currencies, like bitcoin or digitialcoin.
This is interesting because it creates a whole ecosystem where donors can see where exactly their money is going. As a donor I know exactly how much the charity has by checking the block explorer. Then, on the other side, the bounty program creates a direct way for people to provide value for the charity. By paying out in bounties you are providing jobs for people that want to help a charity but might not necessarily have financial wealth.
Granted, a charity isn’t going to get 100% of its funding through a cryptocoin, but what if a charity uses a bounty program as a way to tap into a new younger crowd of advocates and donors. It’s a self sustaining system you’ve created as long as there are enough onramps and offramps so people can freely trade Givecoin with other currency as they please.
An earthquake with magnitude 7.2 occurred near Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines at 00:12:37.20 UTC on Oct 15, 2013.
BloodBanker is donating funds to the American Red Cross on behalf of the victims in Bohol here. Red Cross Philippines Earthquake Relief If you like BloodBanker then please consider donating to help the victims of this earthquake as some awesome contributions to BloodBanker were made by very talented developers from this area.
How to Make Healthy Blood Donation
Here are some tips to getting your blood donation accepted. These practices are helpful in all kinds of blood donation including plasma, whole blood and platelet .
- Drink lots of water the day before, as well as the same day you donate. Taking in extra fluids will greatly reduce your donation time and will help you not feel tired after donating.
- Prior to donating, EAT A WELL-BALANCED MEAL and avoid alcohol or beverages with caffeine or any other highly processed foods.
- Avoid high-cholesterol and fatty foods.
- Maintain your iron and protein levels by eating a well-balanced diet. Most donation centers test for iron, so a iron supplement might be a good idea before your first visit.
- Finally, drink plenty of water after you donate to replenish fluids.
Also, proper food and adequate fluid intake are essential keys to a successful donation. We recommend the following:
- Drink 4-6 tall (8 ounce) glasses of water, fruit juice or another caffeine-free liquid at least 2 to 3 hours before donation. In addition, if you wish to continue donating on a regular basis, consume adequate fluids daily.
- Avoid caffeinated beverages because they dehydrate the body. Avoid coffee, tea, chocolate drinks, soft drinks (pop or soda unless they state “caffeine-free” on the label).
- Avoid alcohol of any type for 24 hours before you donate.
- Eat a meal prior to donation.
- A good rule of thumb is a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of sleep the night before donating.
After Your Donation
- Eat a light meal and drink more fluids than usual in the next 4 hours.
- Avoid consuming alcohol. This is key. It may seem like fun to get that 4 martini buzz on just one but just don’t do it, this can really mess you up for days
- Keep your venipuncture site clean and dry. The bandage may be removed after several hours.
- If there is bleeding from the venipuncture site, raise arm and apply pressure.
- If fainting or dizziness occurs, either lie down or sit with head between the knees.
- If any symptoms persist, either telephone the center, return to our center or see a doctor IMMEDIATELY.