Weird Blood

Our friend with the famous grandma is in the hospital because she has, basically, no platelets.  Like 5,000 in her whole body.  The doctor is not sure if her immune system is detroying them or if she’s just stopped making them all together.  She even had to have a platelet transplant.

Not transplant, but you know what I mean.

5 thoughts on “Weird Blood

  1. Blood stuff sucks.

    OK, all medical issues/problems suck but as someone who has done the wacky fun times with weird blood thing I felt the need to indirectly shout out to your friend.

    Now, if I could only figure out a way to pass a tiny bit of my above average clotting ability to your friend…otherwise, she’ll be on my mind.

  2. You can actually cell (ha!) platelets. Drunks and druggies do it all the time. Or did. Maybe the rules have changed. But since they seperate all the gunky parts of your blood that the drugs and alcohol eff up, then the platelets are okay. It takes longer than donation, and places pay for it.

    My husband’s father and mother used to have to sell platelets every month to pay the bills. He was a minister. My husband consequently has issues with how many ministers provide for their families. But that’s a whole other story.

    But it’show I know about selling platelets.

  3. There’s a place down on Church Street I walk by a lot that buys them. So far as I can tell by the people going in and out, you actually have to be sober at the time (though most of them clearly aren’t sober the rest of the time).

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