Andrew had been donating blood for about a year, he was approached to consider giving platelet donation and I gave it a try.
As an A negative donor Andrew's blood group for platelets is universally safe for patients from any group to receive, so he knew that his platelets were in much in need by hospitals. Andrew gave a blood sample, answered a couple of questions and the rest is history and he now donate platelets regularly.
Andrew enjoys his time here at the donor centre, it's a wonderful atmosphere, staff are really helpful and friendly and he gets to sit back, watch TV, have coffee and snacks whilst saving lives. "It's a wonderful feeling when you leave knowing you are helping to save lives", he added.
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