Step Up to the Plate

If you knew that you could save a life with a single platelet donation, what would stop you from doing it? Platelet donors at CBC step up for a variety of reasons: a sense of responsibility, a need for a brief bit of relaxation, or even an innate desire to save the world, one person at a time.

But what unites all platelet donors is, when they step up to the plate, they are very literally helping to save a life. Platelets only last for five days, yet every fifteen seconds, someone needs them, and they can only receive them from a volunteer platelet donor. Every fifteen seconds — you’ve been reading this page for that long already.

So let’s do it, folks. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and make a difference. It’s time to step up to the plate.

I'll Step Up

Stepping Up is What We Do

Your body has about a trillion platelets, and folks in your community need them. Cancer patients, trauma victims, people having surgery. And when you step up and donate platelets, you are giving someone in your community a fighting chance at a return to health.

Saving Lives in Your “Me” Time

Whether you’re running your career, corralling a bustling household or some combination of the two, you’re certainly no stranger to juggling multiple responsibilities. But when you make a platelet donation, you can check another box off the list — helping your community — and get a little relaxation while you’re at it.

Who Says One Person Can’t Make a Difference?

Saving the world, two hours at a time. That’s exactly what happens when you donate platelets, the tiny parts of your blood that help patients stop bleeding. And while you’re helping your community, you can still interact with the world around you. The act may be small, but the impact is enormous.