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

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.