May be of interest to any other veterans Some of you are familiar with my legendary bad luck...... any food recall that hits the news is usually whatever I had for lunch that day. Well, heres a new one. I went to sell blood plasma, filled out their questionaire..... no, I've never had sex with another man...... no, I've never used IV drugs....... no, no, no. Yes, I am a veteran. Yes I've been to both France and Germany. Yes I was there in 1990...... and this is what disqualified me from giving plasma! It seems that having been in the military, and in France or Germany during 1990, puts me/you in a high risk category for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Something akin to Mad Cow Disease. I was pretty stunned really, I mean, you gotta be kidding me, right. How freakin obscure is that?! 18 years ago I was in the military in a very specific region of europe? Maybe there is a god, and he's just seeing how far he can push me before I snap. It's to the point now that I just laugh. So anyway, if you are a vet and were in said place at said time, congrats.