I received an eMail from Janine Clark-Barry (our local Blood Services Recruitment Representative).actually, not so much an eMail, but a plea for help! It read in part: “We are in a pinch of need. We need every eligible donor to come in and try to donate platelets please! We are even taking new females, which we weren’t before. Would you please spread the word??”
Locally we have an incredible need for Platelet Donors (also known as Apheresis). If you haven’t donated platelets before, it takes about two hours to donate. It’s the perfect time to catch up on a movie (they’ve got DVD Players!), catch up on some work on a laptop (no WiFi though. ), or read a book..all while saving lives!
Please help if you can (requirements can be found here: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements). Call Janine at 417-823-4001 to set up your appointment today! If you can’t donate right now, please consider donating soon, as there is a constant need for blood and platelets!
Because of the amount of time it takes to donate Platelets, please call Janine at 417-823-4001 to schedule an appointment. Please, No Walk-Ins.
Thanks everyone, I look forward to seeing you at the donor center!
P.S. I’ll be giving up MY platelets at 5pm tomorrow!