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:
Friday, September 10, 2021
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Join our amazing 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!
Second Platelet Donation in 2021 = Vinyl car decal (removable)
Fourth Platelet Donation in 2021 = Draw string bag
Sixth Platelet Donation in 2021 = Deck of playing cards designed to show off your lifesaving blood donation career
*Eighth Platelet Donation in 2021 = long sleeved shirt
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.
*Once you reach your eight platelet donation in 2021, we’ll let you know it’s time to redeem your reward by entering your shirt size below!