Pie for Platelets

Starting Friday, Nov. 8, each donor who gives platelets, or has a conversation with our staff to learn more about platelet donation, gets a voucher for one free slice of pie at Pistachio Pie in Rapid City while supplies last. 

Help patients who depend on recurring treatments. Through the end of 2019, get 500 bonus points in our Hero Rewards store with each platelet donation. 

A growing number of platelet donors are needed every day to transform the lives of patients. Platelets are a special component of blood that helps control bleeding. They are used to help trauma victims as well as transplant and cancer patients. 

Platelets have only a five day shelf life, which is why it’s so important for donors to continuously replenish the supply. While platelet donation takes a little more of your time, about 2 hours, it ensures hospitals have enough of this precious resource on hand for patients depending on it.

Transform a life, and your own this November. Make a donation appointment at vitalant.org. 

Thousands of volunteers blood drive coordinators partner with us to ensure a safe blood supply is available for patients who need it. 

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