To meet the ever increasing demand for blood, the Armed Services Blood Bank Program (ASBP) is emphasizing the importance of Apheresis, a donation process that optimizes each of your blood donations.
Platelets from Apheresis donor volunteers are routinely needed to support cancer therapy, open heart surgery, blood disorders, and critically ill patients including babies and infants.
Platelets must be transfused within five days of collection, requiring the supply to be constantly replenished. Most people have plenty of platelets to spare but there is never enough to go around. You can donate platelets up to 24 times a year.
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