So every month, or so, I donate platelets. I do this through Apheresis. It takes around 2 hours or so, but it helps someone out, so I am more then happy to do it. And the great people at Life South are just great! I recommend that anyone who can give blood, try it out if your local Blood Donation place offers the option. I get to go once a month instead of nearly every 3 months or so. I get to watch a movie and get a shirt if I want one, and have any snack I like.. I usually pass on the snacks as they are all High Fructose Corn Syrup and Hydrogenated oils.. And I only take one of any type of shirt they get. But they have a great movie selection, and we get to sit and finish watching if we finish with the donation before the movie finishes.. All and all, not a bad way to kill some time on a Sunday afternoon, and you are helping someone by doing it!
Remember, they always need blood, and it is not like you lose something by donating it! So donate today! It could be a family member or friend of yours who ends up needing it!