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With a platelet donation you can have a powerful and immediate impact on a cancer patient’s life! Your platelet donation is transfused to a patient within a week and could help keep them alive. Platelets are most often used to help cancer patients, but also help patients with blood disorders or undergoing open-heart surgery and organ transplants. Because platelets must be transfused within a week, platelet donors are constantly needed to keep the supply stable.
Ready to Schedule Your Platelet Donation?
Schedule your platelet donation online by selecting ‘platelets’ in our online scheduler.
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Platelets are our most delicate blood component, but they perform a vital job. They are tiny cells that help your blood clot when you are bleeding and constantly fix tears in your circulatory system. When platelets are low, serious or life-threatening bleeding can occur.
Every 15 seconds someone in the US needs platelets.
About 50% of all platelet donations go to help cancer patients.
Because platelets are so perishable, they can only be stored at room temperature, and must be transfused within a week.
Schedule your platelet
or by calling us at 877-25-VITAL.
"Every time I donate, I feel energized.... I’m happy this is something I can do to help cancer patients. Everyone knows someone who’s had cancer. This is your way to honor them, by helping other cancer patients who are fighting for their lives."
— Sunnie, Platelet Donor
Then, use any donate button to schedule an appointment.