The following week I donated platelets and again the phlebotomist noticed that my platelets looked extremely thick. I was then told my cholesterol was over 400. I felt fine since I looked great and was thin and had a healthy appetite and always drank a lot of water.
My gut told me to see my doctor and I made an appointment a few days after that donation. When I saw my doctor, the blood test revealed that I have diabetes. My doctor said he was surprised that I have not had a stroke or a heart attack! He also told me that diabetes is a silent killer, you may look thin and awesome and healthy but inside it is killing you slowly.
OneBlood saved my life. If I was not told about my cholesterol level or how sticky my platelet bag was, I would not have seen my doctor for my annual physical. Now I am on a number of prescription medicines and my blood pressure and glucose levels are now normal and controlled. I want to thank the OneBlood team at my donor center for being kind, courteous and professional to me each and every time I donate platelets every couple weeks.