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New to Platelet Donation?

Platelets are essential for patients fighting cancer who often lack them due to disease, or as a side-effect of treatment.

Platelets must be used within 5 days, so new donors are always needed.

Platelet donation is an automated process that separates platelets from the blood, then returns the remaining blood components.

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