Why donate platelets?
  • Due to their short shelf-life of only 5 days, platelets must continually be replenished each day of the week. Don't forget - you can donate platelets every 7 days!
  • Cancer patients often need lifesaving blood and platelet transfusions to replace these vital products lost during chemo, radiation, surgery, or bone marrow transplants.
  • Oftentimes platelets are required during heart surgery procedures.