I went to the Big Red Bus and realized I had forgotten to schedule an appointment. The phlebotomist apologized, saying there were no slots left. She asked what blood type I was, and I told her A Postive. She very nicely suggested that the most valuable donation I could do was a platelet donation.
I asked her what was involved: approximately two hours, one needle in each arm, and I could watch a movie or TV while donating. She said I could do this at the Donor Center 10 minutes from our home.
The following week I did my first platelet donation, and the rest is history. I’ve been donating every two weeks — except During the months of November through January when I train for the Miami marathon.
The people who have worked and currently work at OneBlood Boca are the kindest, most professional and dedicated people I know. I look forward to being there every two weeks, and hope to continue donating in the future
Take one step and donate platelets today, and I am proof you will do it for a lifetime.