At this time, we require both staff and donors to wear a face covering at blood drives or donation centers. Appointments are also strongly recommended.

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. 


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