It sounds like the drive was a wild success! Here's an update from one of the organizers:
Final count was 17 units of platelets and 4 of whole blood! Evelyn was saying how timely this was because some of the blood centers in LA were closed because of the hurricane and therefore there was a serious deficit for the week. And even better news, several said they would consider donating more often, so it was a good awareness raising event as well.
Love the t-shirts -- we printed out the photo of the 5 of you to hang on the wall -- near the mountains of food! I think I gained a couple of pounds sampling all the goodies the members brought!
Want to get a thank you article to the newsletter tonight.
So keep your spirits up -- you've got a lot of people rooting for you.
To put it in perspective, it takes 4 full donations of whole blood to make 1 unit of platelets. Another benefit of donating platelets directly is that they can be donated more frequently than whole blood, up to 2 times per week versus once every few months.
Great job guys!!