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Blood drives in high demand after shortages due to coronavirus

Original post made on Mar 19, 2020

Canceled appointments at Midpeninsula blood banks are causing a critical shortage, said local blood center officials. They are calling on people to come out to drives now through the end of this month.

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Posted by Jon Keeling
a resident of another community
on Mar 19, 2020 at 2:49 pm

For those who have the time and are eligible for it, there is always a demand for platelets donors. And since a large percentage of platelets donors are 65+ years old, many appointments are being cancelled these days.

Platelets can stretch your donation more. In addition, regular ("whole blood") donations can only be made a maximum of once every eight weeks. But platelets can be donated as often as once/week (for a maximum of 24x/year).

No pressure to donate platelets if you don't have the time. Just please donate blood in some form if you can. Learn more and sign up at Web Link

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Posted by Jon Keeling
a resident of another community
on Mar 23, 2020 at 2:38 pm

writing this while donating platelets. 1 other in this section. 3 doing regular donations. We can use more help...And if you have any N95 masks or gloves, they are almost out. thx!

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