Information for donating platelets to Bethel member, David Twomey

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April 23, 2015

Please keep David and his family in your prayers. He will be in the hospital for at least a month. His address and information is below if anyone would like to send cards.

Information on platelet donations:
To set up an appointment, call 314-362-1253. Make sure you tell them you are donating for David Twomey.
To donate, here are some things you will need to know:
You will be there at least two hours and they will be taking you temperature, pulse, blood pressure, etc.
Before you can donate, these are the things they will be looking for to see if you are able:
1. You will have a finger prick-if it is under 12.5, you cannot donate.
2. If you have been out of the country in the last year, you cannot donate.
3. Your platelet count must be 150,000 or higher.
4. They will be looking for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hepatitis, and tuberculosis.
5. They will want a list of all medication you are currently taking.
6. If you are under doctor’s care, or have had any surgeries in the last year, you cannot donate.
Siteman Cancer Center
Barnes Hospital
Room #4906
4921 Parkview Place,
St. Louis, Mo 63110
Phone: 314-362-5000

Platelet donations:
Siteman Cancer Center
4th floor, Suite 4E