Platelet Donors

WHAT ARE PLATELETS?

Platelets are tiny disk-shaped fragments of blood cells that are essential for normal blood clotting.

PLATELET DONORS ARE NEEDED!
WHY ARE PLATELETS IMPORTANT?
  • They are only good for 4 days after they’re collected, tested, and processed.
  • They are critically needed for some of the sickest patients, like those in cancer treatment and babies born without clotting factors.
  • They are needed every day, even on holidays.

    WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR PLATELET DONATION?
  • Men.
  • Women who have never been pregnant. Those who have had pregnancy are more likely to have HLA antibodies which can cause a reaction for transfusion recipients.

    If you or someone you know would be a good fit for lifesaving platelet donation, call 877-340-8777.
  • Bob Grant