Help Central Blood Bank Pump Up the Platelet Supply for Local Patients
Central Blood Bank was proud to support the community by serving as top sponsor of the Pump it up for Platelets! National Walk/Run in Cranberry, PA, in 2017. Although the event is past, platelet collection is an ongoing aspect of Central Blood Bank’s commitment to saving lives.
Patients being treated for cancer and leukemia, and transplant recipients, often require platelet transfusions. When you donate whole blood, platelets are one of the three components that are separated out. But it takes six of these donations to make enough platelets for one patient.
Please consider becoming a platelet donor, by scheduling an appointment at one of our community donor centers or select mobile drives. The platelet donation process takes about two hours — but it’s two hours well spent since you will be directly responsible for helping to save a life right here in our community.
To find out more about donating platelets, visit our platelets webpage or call our Medical Help Desk at 412-209-7035 (direct dial) or 800-310-9556 option 1.
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