* Right now, there is a SEVERE SHORTAGE OF PLATELETS. There's a dangerously low platelet supply. *Platelet Monday-Tuesday donations (Oct. 2-31): get a $10 gift card through the Rewards Store! *Come back by Oct. 31 to give platelets and get $25 in gift cards through the donor recognition store. *Doctors may face impossible choices on who gets platelets and who must wait.