Schedule Your Live-Saving Platelet Donation
The need for platelet donation has never been greater
Every 15 seconds someone needs platelets. Your platelet donation today can help save or improve the life of a patient later this week who might be fighting cancer, a chronic disease, or traumatic injury. Once a platelet donation is collected, it must be used within five days of donation.
Donating platelets is a safe process for the donor, much like blood donation. A smaller needle is actually used during the donation process—some donors find the smaller needle to be less intrusive.
Platelets can be donated up to 24 times a year.
What are platelets?
Platelets are tiny blood cells that help your body form clots to stop bleeding. Made in your bone marrow with white and red blood cells, platelets are commonly provided to patients suffering from hematological disorders or cancers generally receive the bulk of platelet donations.
When you donate platelets, not only are you helping patients extend and improve their lives, but you’re helping put an end to cancer!