His doctor drove him over the border. It was quicker that way: if the man donated in Switzerland, his blood would be delayed while paperwork was filled out and authorisations sought.
The nurse in Annemasse, France, could tell from the label on the blood bag destined for Paris that this blood was pretty unusual. But when she read the details closely, her eyes widened. Surely it was impossible for this man seated beside her to be alive, let alone apparently healthy?
Thomas smiled to himself. Very few people in the world knew his blood type did – could – exist. And even fewer shared it. In 50 years, researchers have turned up only 40 or so other people on the planet with the same precious, life-saving blood in their veins.
Torontoman writes: It seems like the recent pushed upgrade to Google Chrome has caused problems to anyone trying to get onto websites using SSL if they're running Windows 7. This would be Facebook and Gmail and Hotmail (among other sites). Ironically to see any progress on a fix, one has to switch over to another browser to read and post on the Google forums.