For Johnny, a reaction to the blood products is usually because they are from random donors -- meaning if you donate whole blood (takes about 15 minutes) -- it's separated into 3 components: red cells, platelets and plasma. It could take many random donors to make one unit for Johnny -- and this could potentially be the root of the problem. Most people --even Johnny -- didn't have problems with random donations, it wasn't until he was diagnosed with AML that he had reactions.
So please, if you like to do whole blood -- that's cool -- but if you want Directed Donations specifically for Johnny that is even BETTER. As I was packing our room on 9, it sounded like the paper work was already being signed and faxed -- when I find out his 'specific number' I will post it as soon as possible. His MRN: 8928268 -- you might try that in the mean time.... I hope I said all of that correctly -- and our friends at the Blood Center aren't mad!