Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dunwoody's Plight for Platelet Donations

Hello Dunwoody. This is Nancy Cheshire:

Nancy is a loving and dedicated mother to one of our own Dunwoody Police Department employees.

 Nancy has leukemia.

She has been receiving treatment since January 8, 2013. Platelets are critical to Nancy’s treatment and recovery; but in order to continue receiving this vital treatment, Nancy needs your help.

Atlanta Blood Services of Northside Hospital has asked the City of Dunwoody to reach out to the community in hopes of spreading the word about their dire need for platelet donations for patients such as Nancy.

Donating platelets is not a painful process.  It takes approximately 2 hours of your time. 
Please take the time to read over the attached flyers and consider saving a life with your platelets. 
Donors can come to one of two Atlanta Blood Services locations to donate. Be sure to inform them you are donating for patient Nancy Cheshire.

To schedule an appointment or find out more about donating platelets, please call 404-459-8744 or visit: They are open 6 days a week and walk-ins are accepted but service is assured with a quick call.

Atlanta Blood Services Northside
The Tower at Northside Hospital
Located on the 10th Floor
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Suite #1075
Atlanta, GA 30342

As an added note, those who wish to join the Be The Match Registry can sign-up at Atlanta Blood Services centers. Normally, the cost to join the registry is approx. $100.00; however, Atlanta Blood Services is offering to cover the cost for anyone who donates platelets with ABS.

Inquiries can be directed to: Nekori Skinner, External Donor Recruiter, Atlanta Blood Services. 404-459-8744 ext 1160

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