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  1. When posting selfies of donating blood, is it necessary to get consent of other people who are caught in your picture in the background prior to posting on Facebook? Any HIPAA concerns?

  2. @Maggie Great question! You should feel free to post selfies of your blood donation experience, but it’s always a good idea to alert other folks that they might be in your photo. As long as you aren’t taking photos in the private health screening portion of the donation, you should be good to go. Use the #chooseyourday hashtag this summer so we can see your posts!

  3. What happens if you donate blood a little over a month after last donation? The Last donation i did they didn’t say anything to me about when was the next time in could. I’ve read it says 8 week but what happens if you donate before?

  4. A very rude nurse yelled at me for taking a selfie when I gave blood today. She made fun of me and said “NO SELFIES!” Then walked around telling everyone “Haha, I caught her trying to take a selfie.” I didnt have anyone else in the picture, and it wasnt in the private health screening booth. I had never had anyone tell me not to when I was giving blood before, and I’ve donated several times. She ruined the experience of giving blood and sharing awareness with friends. As I left she yelled out, “BYE SELFIE!!!!!” in a condescending and very loud voice. I felt ridiculed and humiliated. It makes me think twice about giving blood and sharing the experience when I’m made to feel like that. Please provide training to your workers and let them know that taking selfies is allowed.