I just got this from the Red Cross:
I hope all is well. We are currently under an appeal for platelets and could use your help right away. If you can help us with a donation, please fill free to call, email or schedule via app.
I look forward to speaking to you and we certainly “Thank you” for being a Life Savor.
Tracy B. Vaughn
You may ask, “Why don’t you go give platelets, Brad?”
To which I say, I do. All the time. I did it last week, and the week before. And I will again, soon.
As I told the lady who wrote the above message, I still have a slight amount of bruising around where one of the needles went in last time, and I’m thinking it would be better to wait until that’s faded before I go.
Maybe that’s not important. And if she writes back and tell me that, I’ll go ahead and set the appointment.
But it sure would be great if some of y’all would pitch in, too. Not everyone can give, so those who can, should.
For instance, Kathryn Fenner can’t because she spent too much time in England at a bad time. (Mad Cow Disease or something there was rampant then.) I have a gay friend who says they won’t take his blood not no way, not nohow. (I wish they’d change that, if only so he wouldn’t have that excuse any more.)
I myself had to take a year-long hiatus after visiting Kanchanaburi, Thailand, last year. But that ended in March. I’ve given several times since then.
So as I say, those of us who can, should…