I know that lots of people have tried to donate and been turned away for low iron. I am told by the Blood Donor rep at MSK that eating Total cereal for 2 weeks is guaranteed to get your iron levels where they need to be. So if you've been turned away but still want to give, get yourself some Total and try for next week.
The numbers to call to sign up to donate are:
Mary Thomas - 212-639-3335It's summer, and everyone is vacationing, relaxing, going away. Think how much more you will enjoy your vacation knowing that you did something so concrete to help Toby during this time of increased need.
Donor Room - 212-639-7648
If you need any help navigating the process, feel free to email me.