Friday, May 1, 2015

Platelet Collection (121/365)

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“Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us.”
~Osbert Sitwell

TIME: 6:20 PM
PLACE:  Pheresis Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
SUBJECT: Double Needle Platelet Collection

After a week of iron supplements…I qualified!
(13.7 baby!)
So they hooked me up.
My whole blood went into the pheresis machine.
Some platelets were removed.
Then
my blood was returned to me.
This was repeated for about 70 minutes.
I had a little bit of tingling from the anticoagulant that was used, so I was given some Tums for calcium.
Other than that, it went smoothly.
I believe I will donate again.

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