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#4627102 - 01/07/18 03:45 PM Blood, plasma, platelet shortage
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: Southwest PA
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
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#4627106 - 01/07/18 03:47 PM Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: car51]
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Registered: 03/17/08
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I have started giving whole blood again. Used to do platelets.
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#4627122 - 01/07/18 03:54 PM Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: ZZman]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: Southwest PA
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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#4627313 - 01/07/18 06:44 PM Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: car51]
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Registered: 06/08/02
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Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
I will give Jan 11. I plan ongiving as much blood as I am permitted.
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#4627401 - 01/07/18 08:01 PM Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: car51]
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 528
Loc: 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

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#4627430 - 01/07/18 08:16 PM Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: car51]
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 100
Loc: 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.


Edited by twouvakind (01/07/18 08:19 PM)

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#4627433 - 01/07/18 08:18 PM Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: car51]
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Registered: 10/25/12
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Loc: 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.


Edited by Ducked (01/07/18 08:20 PM)

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#4627689 - 01/08/18 01:56 AM Re: Blood, plasma, platelet shortage [Re: car51]
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 4599
Loc: 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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