Tuesday, September 01, 2015

so long blood thirsty machines!

So after many months I went back to do an aphaeresis donation today and again, my platelet count was not too low for a healthy person, but too low for a donation. This is the third time in a row that I go for a platelet donation and it doesn't work out. I have thus decided to cease doing these types of donations and will go back to regular blood donations. So in terms of maximum frequency I go from every two weeks to every eight weeks, and in terms of duration I go from three hours including travel time to usually about one hour including travel time.

My blood pressure was 124/82 and my pulse was 68 while my temperature was 36.5C.

1 comment:

Debstar said...

At least you tried Phil. Giving blood is a good thing too.