The lousy Red Cross can’t get its act together well enough to schedule blood drives in Plymouth (where I work each day) well enough so regular donors can go to all of them. The Red Cross knows that something like 85% of their blood comes from regular donors who make it a point to donate at every opportunity (and how many of us can there be in Plymouth?). Yet, they schedule a blood drive today, fewer than 56 days since their last blood drive.
Navely, I showed up ready to give blood, filled out all the paperwork, and was then told to go away. You see, you can only give a pint of blood once every 56 days. So, I’d qualify to give blood next week, but there won’t be another blood drive in Plymouth until next semester. Why?