November 20, 2011 10:33am CST
I give blood, as often as possible. I received a letter this week saying I have a high platelet count and I could go do this. Many people who give blood are able to give platelets, but my platelets are higher than average, I guess. You can give platelets twenty four times a year. They can only be stored for five days. This is the part of the blood that cancer patients and people with leukemia and other conditions need. I am glad to know my platelets are healthy, I may start doing this after Thanksgiving. Remember that this is the holiday season, it is more blessed to give than to receive, and there are more accidents and injuries and often fewer donors at this time of the year. Give if you can, give life.