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6/28/12 12:08 P

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While I have tons of platelets, I don't always have plenty of red blood cells. I guess none of us can be good at everything!

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6/25/12 10:07 P

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No, still too low, so I've been sent back to do just whole blood. Still helpful, but I will miss my platelet donations.

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6/25/12 8:27 P

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Hi - is it back to being high enough to donate? Mine runs very high - I was 285 today.

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3/26/12 7:59 A

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Hi All,

I got a call from my local blood bank last week. They told me that my platelet count was a little low on my last donation. I was at 148,000 platelets and the minimum is 150,000. So I have to go get tested before my next donation (scheduled for 04/28). If it is still too low I can do a whole blood donation (thankfully!). I asked if it is possible my weight loss caused it and she said it is possible, so maybe once my body adjusts to the new "normal", my bone marrow will start producing the right amount of platelets so that I can donate again (assuming the test comes up low).

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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