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Old November 1st, 2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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"If liberals and moderates gave blood at the same rate as conservatives, the blood supply of the United States would jump about 45 percent." Arthur C. Brooks



Do these blood donations save more lives than Obamacare?
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"If liberals and moderates gave blood at the same rate as conservatives, the blood supply of the United States would jump about 45 percent." Arthur C. Brooks



Do these blood donations save more lives than Obamacare?


Ask Pensacola Niceman. Without people like me donating platelets, PN might not be around. It shouldn't matter whether one is a liberal, moderate, conservative, or doesn't care, the blood supply would be the same." I don't know where Mr. Brooks got his information. Is this his way of recruiting people to donate? Perhaps all the blood banks should ask what religion we are before we get accepted to donate.



That is the dumbest thing for Brooks to say.



I gave platelets in Boston over 4 months ago. I didn't think of what party I was in, unless you count me as a tourist party member.
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I didn't realise they asked about political affiliations before accepting blood donations?



Who is Arthur C. Brooks and from whence did he pull this dubious assertion?
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I didn't realise they asked about political affiliations before accepting blood donations?



Who is Arthur C. Brooks and from whence did he pull this dubious assertion?



If Republicans have their way then millions of Americans won't be able to afford blood no matter who donates it



Remember the Republican Health Care Policy is "hurry up and die"
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"If liberals and moderates gave blood at the same rate as conservatives, the blood supply of the United States would jump about 45 percent." Arthur C. Brooks



Do these blood donations save more lives than Obamacare?


Ask Pensacola Niceman. Without people like me donating platelets, PN might not be around. It shouldn't matter whether one is a liberal, moderate, conservative, or doesn't care, the blood supply would be the same." I don't where Mr. Brooks got his information. Is this his way of recruiting people to donate. I gave platelets in Boston over 4 months ago. I didn't think of what party I was in, unless you count me as a tourist party member.
It's just an interesting statistic that illustrates how conservatives or Republicans can be more apt to donate than liberals or Democrats.



Brooks gathered his data from national surreys, nonprofit reports, and interviews.
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Brooks gathered his data from national surreys, nonprofit reports, and interviews.


Please elaborate................
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I didn't realise they asked about political affiliations before accepting blood donations?



Who is Arthur C. Brooks and from whence did he pull this dubious assertion?



If Republicans have their way then millions of Americans won't be able to afford blood no matter who donates it



Remember the Republican Health Care Policy is "hurry up and die"
Your claim about Republicans is ludicrous and unfounded. I don't want this to turn into a health care debate, but rather an informative discussion about what saves more lives: conservative blood donations or Obamacare. Essentially, who cares more about saving human lives?
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Brooks gathered his data from national surreys, nonprofit reports, and interviews.


Please elaborate................


http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=18218
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[quote name='borden123' timestamp='1320167051' post='365250']

"If liberals and moderates gave blood at the same rate as conservatives, the blood supply of the United States would jump about 45 percent." Arthur C. Brooks



Do these blood donations save more lives than Obamacare?


Ask Pensacola Niceman. Without people like me donating platelets, PN might not be around. It shouldn't matter whether one is a liberal, moderate, conservative, or doesn't care, the blood supply would be the same." I don't where Mr. Brooks got his information. Is this his way of recruiting people to donate. I gave platelets in Boston over 4 months ago. I didn't think of what party I was in, unless you count me as a tourist party member.
It's just an interesting statistic that illustrates how conservatives or Republicans can be more apt to donate than liberals or Democrats.



Brooks gathered his data from national surreys, nonprofit reports, and interviews.

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Well, he didn't interview me. He didn't interview a fellow in Boston who has given over 1,000 gallons of blood/platelets in his lifetime, did he? He didn't interview a couple of people from the local blood bank who have donated over 100 gallons in their lifetime, did he? How he could discern blood donors of what party they belong to is beyond me.
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[quote name='H80W' timestamp='1320167264' post='365252']

[quote name='borden123' timestamp='1320167051' post='365250']

"If liberals and moderates gave blood at the same rate as conservatives, the blood supply of the United States would jump about 45 percent." Arthur C. Brooks



Do these blood donations save more lives than Obamacare?


Ask Pensacola Niceman. Without people like me donating platelets, PN might not be around. It shouldn't matter whether one is a liberal, moderate, conservative, or doesn't care, the blood supply would be the same." I don't where Mr. Brooks got his information. Is this his way of recruiting people to donate. I gave platelets in Boston over 4 months ago. I didn't think of what party I was in, unless you count me as a tourist party member.
It's just an interesting statistic that illustrates how conservatives or Republicans can be more apt to donate than liberals or Democrats.



Brooks gathered his data from national surreys, nonprofit reports, and interviews.

[/quote]



Well, he didn't interview me. He didn't interview a fellow in Boston who has given over 1,000 gallons of blood/platelets in his lifetime, did he? He didn't interview a couple of people from the local blood bank who have donated over 100 gallons in their lifetime, did he? How he could discern blood donors of what party they belong to is beyond me.

[/quote] For his analysis and conclusion to be valid, Brooks does not need to survey everyone who has ever given blood in the US or interview everyone who has given blood in the US. His conclusion is well-founded and corresponds accurately to the real world.
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