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:
Thursday, November 24, 2022
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Join our amazing 2022 platelet program!
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!