The Platelet Donation Chart
Why are platelet donations so valuable?
Your one platelet donation may potentially provide up to three single doses that can be used for three separate patients, or up to three doses that can be used for a single patient. It could potentially take a total of 12-18 whole blood donations to provide the equivalent of one platelet donation. Furthermore, a single platelet donation reduces the chance of transfusion reactions that may occur with components from multiple donors.