PLATELET DONATIONS – See below

Thank you to everyone who is getting the word out on blood and platelet donations. The response has been incredible and the drive is proceeding nicely. Scarlett has received a platelet transfusion this week, and MSK has scheduled a few platelet donors over the next 12 days.  If you know of anyone willing to donate platelets have them contact Mary Thomas – Donor Relations Specialist 212-639-3335  thomasfm@mskcc.org

As you know:  Platelet donations require a time commitment of about  2½ hours for the entire process and will be stored for only 3 days after testing.  It is important to spread out donations so they do not all expire at the same time.