One of my close friends and colleagues , Pradeep Behera , is undergoing treatment at P.D. Hinduja Hospital,for carcinoma - colon as well as impacted tumour on the coccyx. He is undergoing chemo and needs blood platelets urgently as they keep reducing at an alarming rate .
The hospital wants healthy male donors below 50 who would be screened for suitability to donate blood for platelets. Thereafter, suitable donors shall be contacted for donation of blood platelets, as need arises, since blood platelets have a limited shelf life.
Further the hospital has also advised that the donors should have a body weight of at least 60 kilograms and should not currently be under medication nor have suffered from Jaundice, malaria or typhoid in the last one year.
In case you know of anyone who is willing to donate platelets could you let me know and I'll put them in touch with my colleagues in Mumbai ?