While they were here Johnny's doctors mentioned that there is a real possibility that he will have to get multi-donor platelets over the weekend because his store of single donor units is running low. Johnny is burning through platelets as fast, or faster, than ever and is getting at least two transfusions every day. I know everyone is very busy preparing for the possibility of a hurricane in the next few days, but if anyone has time to donate platelets for Johnny it would be very much appreciated. Johnny is type A+, and now the CMV doesn't matter. His last test showed he is positive for the virus, so he can now get platelets from any A+ donor. Platelets are less dependent on type than whole blood, so in a pinch he can get platelets from O- or even other from other blood types, but that would not be preferred. If the blood bank is running short of platelets for Johnny they are probably running short for everyone, so if you have time please donate regardless of blood type.