On receipt of the membership form, the potential member will have his name added to the Core Registry. He will then be called to donate Platelets, whenever there is a need. On donating Platelets in response to a call, the donor becomes a full fledged member of the LIFESAVERS CLUB. The membership card is then sent to him/her.
On receiving a call from a patient/hospital, Think Foundation will confirm with the Blood Bank whether a donor has to be sent. A LIFESAVER will then be identified and asked to go to the Blood Bank.
The LIFESAVER may, in some cases, have to go to the Blood Bank a day prior to the donation and submit his blood sample. This will be tested for ‘Platelet Count’ and for Transfusion Transmissible Diseases. The next day he will be called to donate Platelets, which procedure will take between 60 to 90 minutes.
In some cases, the donor will have to submit his sample, wait for the results for an hour, and do the ‘Apheresis’ procedure on the same day. Thus the total time taken at the Hospital for the donor could be 3 hours.