Due to recent massive traumas at several of our regional hospitals, there has been extremely high usage of platelets causing the current platelet supply to be dangerously low.
If you are able to donate platelets, please call 800.287.4903 or visit lifeserve.info/platelets to schedule your donation.
Not all blood donations are the same, and often times we have an increased need for one type over the other. Are you our missing type?
Distraction is key to preventing panic during the blood donation process. Here a few quick tips to keep your mind on something else, making the donation process quick and easy!
Just before the needle is inserted, begin tightening and relaxing your main muscle groups. Tense your stomach, butt, thighs, calves, feet, and toes one group at at time for five seconds before moving on to the next area. Repeat during the duration of your donation!
If you’re more of a fidgeter, feel free to do leg lifts! Raise one leg about a foot above the donor bed, count to five, then replace your leg and raise the other.