Platelets are small cells in the blood
concerned with clotting.
Did you know that platelets only have
a shelf-life of only 7 days?
Just one donation of platelets can help
up to 3 adults or 12 babies.
Find out if you can donate platelets by answering the following question:Have I donated blood in the last 2 years?
Do you want to donate platelets?
To find out if you are eligible to give platelets
simply answer the following question:
Why do we need platelets?
Transfusions of platelets are required for patients:
Giving platelets is easy and the difference it makes is dramatic
Harry was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukaemia, discover his amazing story and learn why the platelets you donate helped save his life.Read Harry's Story
"I made the switch from giving blood to giving platelets after just 6 donations." Read more about how and why Colin decided to save even more lives as a platelet donor.Read Colin's Story