Children's Hospital needs your help with platelets and red blood cells.
Children’s Hospital is in critical need of red blood cells and platelets, officials say. The Blizzard of 2013 did more than bury the Boston area. As a result of the storm, the Blood Donor Center at Children’s Hospital shut down early on Friday and was closed on Sunday, which is usually their busiest day for donors. “Platelets have a shelf-life of three days after testing and processing,” Platelet Recruiter Julie Harrington said. “I think there is a nation wide shortage, because we haven’t been able to receive any.” Platelets are transfused for children getting chemo or transplants. Platelets are the clotting mechanisms, which prevent excessive bleeding. A child getting treatment for bone marrow transplant would receive one bag of …
All-day cut-a-thon benefits Children’s Hospital Boston.
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- Nate Homan
Thursday, April 26, 2012
On Sunday, April 29 more than 70 salons throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire will participate in Boston Children's Hospital's annual HAIRraising event. For the third year in a row, participating salons will provide customers with a stylish haircut for a $40 donation to Children's Hospital. In the past, the HAIRraising for Children’s Hospital Boston event has raised more than $200,000 and organizers hope to raise another $100,000 this year according to Janet Gilfeather, coordinator Cause Marketing & Sponsorship at Children’s Hospital Trust. “This has become a great program,” Gilfeather said. “The first year was getting all the salons on board. It was great to see the big support from big names on Newbury…