A platelet donation is a procedure where only the platelet and/or white blood cells are collected via a cell separating machine. The remaining blood components (red blood cells and plasma) are returned to the donor during the donation. Platelet donations are used primarily in cancer and leukemia patients, as well as transplant recipients, burn patients, and patients suffering from bleeding disorders.
Donating platelets typically takes two hours. Male platelet donors must be at least 16 years old (with a signed parental/guardian consent form for donors under the age of 18) or older and females must be 18 or older. Eligible platelet donors must weigh at least 120 pounds and be in general good health.
Platelet donors can donate every two weeks, up to 24 times per year.
You may be eligible to give platelets today if you gave platelets on or before:
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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2022 HIGH PLATELET DONORS!
Shout to our 2022 High Platelet Donors! The maximum times a donor is able to donate is 24, which averages out to to about twice a month! These donors below have donated platelets 20 or more times during the 2022 year. They deserve a round of applause!
Michael K Ankeny (23) | Duane Z Ellsworth (22) | Dennis M Marshalltown (22) | Brian S Fort Dodge (22) | Patrick T Ames (22) | Brian M Des Moines (22) | Robert P Akron (22) | Anthony C Bondurant (21) | Dwight S Des Moines (21) | William C Marshalltown (21) | Susan S Altoona (21) | Duane P Clare (21) | Michael L Des Moines (21) | Philip B Des Moines (21) | Gary M Fort Dodge (21) | Carl W Forest City (21) | Eugene K West Des Moines (20) | John W Nevada (20) | Patrice M Dallas Center (20) | Craig L Vincent (20) | George H Polk City (20) | William W Des Moines (20) | Charles S Mason City (20) | Eugene G (20)
Join our amazing 2023 platelet program!
A 75th anniversary is known as the diamond anniversary, but we’re celebrating gold style in honor of our gold medal donors – that’s you! All our donors have a heart of gold, but you’re the special few that choose to donate your liquid gold to patients in need.
To thank you for your time, generosity, and for donating this liquid gold for local hospitals on a regular basis, we’ve got some exclusive rewards that are only available to platelet donors!
Platelet donors will not have to use their online store points for any of these great rewards. These rewards won’t be available in the online store. And the best part, no registration is required! All platelet donors are automatically enrolled!
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