Donating Platelets and Plasma

 

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Platelets only last for five days.  The need for donors is high.

Today my levels were great.  A double platelet and one unit of plasma donated.

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Here us a selfie done by the apheresis machine.  I was able to practice my photo bombing skills by hiding under a blankie!

 

imageThe movie I watched during my procedure? Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter!

 

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2 thoughts on “Donating Platelets and Plasma”

  1. I work for a blood bank and you are so right about platelets. They are needed all the time and with the shelf life it means you have to have a high number of regular donors to keep the supply high. I would say that those folks also need to donate whole blood every 56 days because that is needed too. Thank you for saving lives.

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