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Body Mass Index is used to evaluate weight. Donors may be deferred if obesity presents donation risk>>>>

A good reminder to stay in shape for others, not just for yourself

I have been trying to improve my diet, as excess fat is not good for platelet donation (apheresis)

<<<Also, you need to keep to a fairly low fat diet, since a high fat content in your system can clog the system or make your platelet product virtually unusable (good product is a dark yellow with a low amount of liquid, but I once had a milky white output that was extremely large in liquid (as the fat takes up quite a bit of room)). >>>

Thanks for the link, I needed to update my info (maybe the post office should include that in the address change packet)

Wow, that's great information. I didn't notice that on the site. Excellent point. People should lose weight/stay in shape for themselves. But having that little extra incentive can make a difference.

I'd never heard that about the platelets. Sounds like a very visible lesson about what goes on inside our bodies.

If the post office did include information in the address change packet, I hope that a lot more people would find out about the organization, if not register. And it probably would keep information more up to date.
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