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Blood, plasma, platelet shortage #4627102
01/07/18 03:45 PM
01/07/18 03:45 PM
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In the shop
53' Stude Offline OP
53' Stude  Offline OP
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In the shop
I have noticed this year especially a shortage of blood, plasma and platelet shortage. There is higher number of accidents and people donít donate as much. I donate every 2-3 weeks as I can do 24 times year in PA.

Red Cross called me and I said Iím already donating

Anyone else notice this?

I do what I can and help a local food bank as often as I can smile


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

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Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: 53' Stude] #4627106
01/07/18 03:47 PM
01/07/18 03:47 PM
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Michigan
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I have started giving whole blood again. Used to do platelets.


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Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: ZZman] #4627122
01/07/18 03:54 PM
01/07/18 03:54 PM
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53' Stude Offline OP
53' Stude  Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
I have started giving whole blood again. Used to do platelets.


As a fellow platelet donor; thanks for doing it smile


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Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: 53' Stude] #4627313
01/07/18 06:44 PM
01/07/18 06:44 PM
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Elizabethtown, Pa
Al Offline
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I will give Jan 11. I plan ongiving as much blood as I am permitted.


Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: 53' Stude] #4627401
01/07/18 08:01 PM
01/07/18 08:01 PM
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missouri
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missouri
I have donated over 10 gallons. The scarring on my veins is requiring more skill on the part of the phlebotomist. A bad one damaged my left vein.
Thanks to all who donate, someday I may need some and hope enough new donors step up to provide what is needed.

Rod

Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: 53' Stude] #4627430
01/07/18 08:16 PM
01/07/18 08:16 PM
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Posts: 125
New Jersey
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New Jersey
Central Jersey Blood Center bleeder here, they have a decent point system for donations. Redeem points for gift cards. I did donate a kidney to a total stranger in 2004 as well, living well with the remaining one and the recipient is doing well too.

Last edited by twouvakind; 01/07/18 08:19 PM.
Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: 53' Stude] #4627433
01/07/18 08:18 PM
01/07/18 08:18 PM
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Taiwan
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Taiwan
We get an annual medical here and I have suggested they take a voluntary, optional blood donation at the same time, since they are already making a hole in people, which is the main reason people don't donate.

Very little chance of overcoming the bureauocratic inertia though.

Last edited by Ducked; 01/07/18 08:20 PM.
Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: 53' Stude] #4627689
01/08/18 01:56 AM
01/08/18 01:56 AM
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Central Texas
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Central Texas
I retired after 35yrs from regular donating after 25 gallons of whole blood + platelets. It's high time the younger generation give their arms, blood products & time to the worthy cause.

Sleeves up please!


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