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Platelet Donation: Everything You Need to Know

  • Category: Coronavirus
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  • Written By: Baton Rouge General

Severe Blood Shortage Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Please schedule an appointment this week to donate blood or platelets. Find a center.

What are platelets and why are they so important?

Platelets are tiny cells in your blood that form clots and stop bleeding. For millions of Americans, they are essential to surviving and fighting cancer, chronic diseases, and traumatic injuries. Every 15 seconds someone needs platelets. Platelets must be used within five days and new donors are needed every day. That’s why we need you.