Host a Platelet Party

You can make an even bigger impact in local patients' lives by hosting a Platelet Party. All you need is 5-12 friends/relatives to join you at one of our donation centers. You pick a date/time that works for you and the donation center staff. We supply the "party" atmosphere - complete with food, decorations and gift bags for donors.

Platelets are constantly needed to support cancer therapy, open-heart surgery, blood disorders and organ transplants.

The donation takes about two hours and is done through a machine (apheresis) - donating with friends makes the process go faster! For details, click here.

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

HOST A BLOOD DRIVE

Are you ever curious about what makes the trillions of cells coursing through your veins so vital to everyday life? Learn more.

BLOOD BASICS