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I often organize blood drives and I also enjoy geocaching. I was thinking of combining the two and having a blood drive event cache. Do you think this would be a good idea? I really don't want to plan it and have no one show up so I thought I would test the waters and see if any one else thinks this might work. :(

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Hmmm... position the blood donation stations around a large park and have people use their GPSr to find a station. After they donate the blood they have to hunt for the orange juice and the cookies as well :(

 

That could be fun, especially for those who get really woozy after donating blood. They'd be stumbling around the woods, some of the passing out. It could really make things interesting.

 

Make sure you bring a camera <_<

 

 

 

 

j/k by the way!!

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Hmmm... position the blood donation stations around a large park and have people use their GPSr to find a station. After they donate the blood they have to hunt for the orange juice and the cookies as well :(

 

That could be fun, especially for those who get really woozy after donating blood. They'd be stumbling around the woods, some of the passing out. It could really make things interesting.

 

Make sure you bring a camera <_<

 

 

 

 

j/k by the way!!

I can see the logs now...

 

"Took: Cookies. Left: Blood." :(

 

Just don't hide the cookies too well, you'll have geocachers fainting all over the place!

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Do like one company did... trying to be socially-concious and offer employees fun outdoor activities throughout the complex.

 

Both of these admirable elements were driven home one day when a voice over the loudspeaker boomed "Everyone who signed up to donate blood, please report to the rifle range!"

 

<_<:(:(

 

<_<

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Do like one company did... trying to be socially-concious and offer employees fun outdoor activities throughout the complex.

 

Both of these admirable elements were driven home one day when a voice over the loudspeaker boomed "Everyone who signed up to donate blood, please report to the rifle range!"

 

did that really happen?

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IMO . . . any cache that is placed is a good cache! :(

 

To ask/demand donation of anything in order to log a find is not gonna be acceptable, as caches published must be open to all seekers, even those who want to withhold . . . so, this demand of blood would not be an owner perogative on the cache page.

 

You could very well note on the cache page that the option to donate blood will be on-site and friends are encouraged to participate, some might be happy to do so - not me, but some.

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Do like one company did... trying to be socially-concious and offer employees fun outdoor activities throughout the complex.

 

Both of these admirable elements were driven home one day when a voice over the loudspeaker boomed "Everyone who signed up to donate blood, please report to the rifle range!"

 

Would you mind if I print this for my wife to take to work?

She is a Red Cross Donor Specialist, she draws the blood.

I have been known to introduce her as my blood sucking wife, but not before dinner. :(

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I just have to ask-

 

What would the difference between this cache and the one being discussed HERE be?

 

Both are not-for-profit organizations, and the "donation" is avoidable in both. Actually, it is easier to avoid the donation in this one- just don't do it. In this one, it is just a donation- in the other one, it is a "fee".

 

In this thread, the posters are convinced beyond any doubt that it is not allowed, but in the other one they are just as convinced that that cache is.

 

I don't understand that. It seems to me that the reasons that are stated in the other thread for that cache to be allowed are just as applicable to this suggestion, and the problems stated in this thread would apply just as easily to the other thread.

 

If this cache is not allowed, theI don't understand why the other one is, and if the other one is allowed, then I dont see why this one would not be.

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Hi Docapi - the cache in the original post of that long thread is in a State Park system. It's not a for profit commercial location. Also, the original poster somewhat misrepresents it as "$5 per find" when it's $5 to enter the park. The fee has nothing to do with hunting or not hunting caches.

 

http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx#commercial

 

....Examples include for-profit locations that require an entrance fee....

 

Bold emphasis mine in this sentence from the listing guidelines section. Caches in city, county etc. park systems that have entry or parking fees are okay.

 

In this topic the original poster asks about a blood drive event cache. That would be soliciting for a charity. It might be listed, but only hrough direct permission from Groundspeak (contact@geocaching.com would be the way to ask about it). Again, caches that solicit are a guidelines violation and cannot be listed by the volunteers who review caches for the website. We have to apply the guidelines.

 

http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx#solicit

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