Saturday, April 14, 2007

Platelets Donor Needed URGENTLY!

I'm posting on behalf of my friend whose cousin is diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Male Platelets Donor needed!

As some people may saw my post before about my cousin who has Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Everything goes smooth till now. He is in the progress of marrow transplant now. Platelets Donor is needed again.

Below are the information:

Hospital: SJMC Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Name: Foo Yong Suan
Donor: Male
Blood Type: All Type
Date Needed: 17th April 2007 onwards
Blood Bank office time: Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 3.30pm

As Platelets cell life is short, about 7 days. So platelets needed to be fresh, its not like blood donation, as the blood can be stored up for some time.

Duration of donation is about 3 hours, 1 hour for blood test report and platelets for 2 hours. Blood test in advance is available, so can go for blood test when you are free, then hospital will call and inform you if you are able to donate. When my cousin needed for platelets, hospital will give you a call to arrange the time.

Once again to THANKS all the people had help us.

Wish everyone in good health!!

What is Platelets?

our blood contain 3 main cell:

Red Blood Cell: carry Oxygen
White Blood Cell: Immuim System
Platelets: to Clot our blood when we are bleeding

How to donate?? Why only male??

it is difference from blood donation. As we only need the platelets but not the other redn white cells. A machine will extract the platelets from your blood n pump the red n white cell back to your body.

in the process of pumping the blood back to u, ur blood vessel hv to be big enought to hv a good flow. that is why female normal canot donate platelets. even small blood vessel male canot donate too but mostly man will able to.

As far as I concern, the patient need 3 bags of platelets each day. Each donor can donate the platelets every 3 weeks. Please help the patient.

Contact: Foo - 016-2133097

Thanks in advance!

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