Cytomegalovirus I give blood on a fairly regular basis. Maybe not as often as I could but close enough I suppose. The Red Cross calls me often as they did today. As this very nice lady is telling me how desperate they are she says "zomg! You're CMV negative!" :scratch: Ok, she didn't quite say the omg part but still she was quite excited. To make a boring story short, I didn't know what CMV is. Apparently it's a virus that the majority of people have. Linky. Anyhoo, given my blood type and negative CMV, my blood is in very high demand. Blood such as mine would is given to people who have blood-related illnesses, transplant patients, cancer and such. Not to someone who say cut their foot off with an axe. I just thought it was interesting and that I learned something today. Did I mention I have awesome veins?