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This kid was hit in the head with a chunk of concrete, as the videos show, during a looting scuffle. Scalp wounds, even small ones, bleed like crazy. And despite what you think, people of darker colored skin have the same color blood as those with lighter colored skin.
Know what you`re talking about before you start typing, otherwise you make yourself look like a jackhole.
Not trying to be racist but that kid is pretty dark and if he were actually bleeding you would barely be able to see the blood compared to what is shown here.
Just doesn`t add up. I think someone really wanted to make a name for themselves by taking advantage of a disaster pretty low...
I had asked to be put into emergency room and she said because I was younger than they usually allow in, she gave me the job interview that she gives nurses who want to work as an employee in the ER to be sure that I would be able to handle the environment, and then I had to take about three different tests on contact/air/bodily fluids diseases and infections that I could potentially be exposed to, and how I am to handle these situations and how to avoid getting infected by them,and then of course, the health exams to ensure that I was healthy enough to work in ER, along with drug testing, Hepatitis B shots(or proof of them), Tb testing, and chicken pox shots(or proof of them), and a "Volunteers Bare Facts" which is basically fire safety, infection control, risk management, codes, etc.
It was a couple week process to g
I`m sure that your concerns make sense to you, but realize that the hospital didn`t just let me walk in the doors. I had to get shots and tests and take exams in order to be able to be in the environment. And then there is the other fact that I am not even allowed to go into the rooms of patients that pose a risk to my health. Sure, there are other risks, but the hospital takes care to insure that there are as few as they are able to control.
And I think you`ll find if you go back and read over my comments, I was not "oversensitive" on anything I said. You are just imagining someone getting all worked up and upset over talking to you. I assure you, I`m not.
By all means, don`t tip toe. I PROMISE you, nothing that you say is going to get me worked up and upset.
Oh, and I will comment on anything I please. The topic came to you when I was surprised by the revelation that a minor in the states was volunteering in an emergency room. I`m certainly not going to tip toe around you because you can`t seperate your emotions from the issue. I didn`t target you. I`m sorry you felt that way. Relax.
I`m sorry, but what are you getting at? That I`m incapable of getting pillows and blankets? How and when did this turn into whether or not I should be allowed to volunteer in an emergency room? I will say again- I do not perform surgery on any patients. I just try to make sure everyone is comfortable.
I would appreciate it if you stopped commenting on what I should and should be doing. I did nothing to you, and I really didn`t ask for your guidance. So it was great chatting with you, but I really wish you would stop now.
Yeah, it`s extraordinarily complicated to get patients and families pillows and blankets. Do you think I should be 23 to do that? I`m not exactly operating on anyone.
A friend of mine fell over and smashed her head open when I was younger.. The blood pouring down her face was very red and plentyful and all she had was a 2 inch cut across her forehead.. I would say the blood in these photos is very real.
Didn`t we go through the stupid American vs Non-American argument already?
Neosophist: So does that imply you don`t consider him a hero? You`re in the US, so I`m under the impression you`re American. Does it -really- matter whether or not he`s American?
Let me answer that for you: No.. either way it`d be a stereotype. Either way he stepped up and did what he didn`t have to do.
look at the first picture, hey look, someones injured here!..
second picture, guy obviously running over (and another guy with a badge)
oddly enough he doesnt look very bloody in the third pic (i was thinking maybe he got him to bleed more for the pictures, but hes that bloody in the first)
ehh i dunno looks fishy ;p
I don`t really know the reason why, but I`m just adding that I`ve seen blood this bright in real life so it is possible
You best be trollin`. All anyone is doing whilst there are cameras around is doing it for their own 5 minutes of fame. He couldn`t give 2 poos about the kid he saved.
Does it really even ma-
@Glowe I always thought tv personalities and famous people were ass-halfs.
"tomato sauce"..... Give a f`ing break..
Did a looter come through here?
You can`t reduce everything to politics. We are, above all, humans.
Good point. But did you think that all tv personalities/famous people were ass-wholes up untill this point?
And then you saw this picture sequence and you changed your mind?
I still think it`s only because he`s famous that this has become newsworthy. This story sells because it`s Anderson Cooper. Not because of what he has done.
I don`t think it`s the fact that Anderson Cooper did something great that made this popular, but the fact that not all TV personalities are assh*les and that some care for people more than views.
I`m certain if this were some average person/aid worker/average Hatian...then the media would not be all over it. Nor would we as a general western population.
It`s great what Anderson Cooper did, but if it were not him would it have ended up on IAB?
I don`t think it would have.
Grats to Anderson Cooper for saving a Haitian from tomato sauce and dirt; both of which any Haitian would gladly eat.
Haitians eating dirt via msnbc:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22902512/
He got him out of the violent mob and handed him off to people with a vehicle so he could be rushed to a hospital.
GET TO THE COOPAH!
he just kinda picks the kid up?
Anderson Cooper Saves Boy
Anderson Cooper, you are a god among journalists.
I give props to Anderson. One of the few (big name) reporters left who actually, you know, REPORTS on STORIES by BEING THERE.
13-17 eh? Well, not everybody is as dumb as you. Some people know lots of things and don`t need an online encyclopedia to understand the difference between oxygenated blood and non-oxygenated blood.
Although, I was under the impression that the darker blood was simply thicker blood since it is carrying less oxygen, has less plasma, therefore making it dark. Whereas bright red blood had more oxygen and plasma, which is why it seemed darker and more fluid...
I was apparently a bit wrong...
I hope you do not teach biology.
Oh, and it looks like our IAB staff can`t count. I only see 7 pics.
Oxygen is carried throughout the blood to make the body warmer. In a cold environment, more of the oxygen is absorbed by cells, which in turn makes the blood darker. In a hot environment, the cells do not need as much oxygen to keep them warm, which keeps the blood brighter.
That also explains why arterial blood is brighter than venous blood, because lots of oxygen has been absorbed by the body as it returns back to the heart. While arterial blood is fresh from the heart and heavily oxygenated.
Head wounds also bleed a lot because a human head contains many capillaries, which makes head wounds look deceivingly bad, when really most are fairly minor.
"Oh crap..watch as I run around holding a kid while everyone else just mills about. Yeah I`m a fskin HERO. Woo..take THAT. Yeah, now I am better than that other guy. Yeah..watch I`m gonna run with him again..wooo..."
Bad joke is bad, I know.
Where the hell do you work... and when can I come visit!?