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. Over 1 million platelet transfusions are given to patients in need each year. Every 30 seconds someone in the U.S. needs platelets. You can help by donating platelets through the American Red Cross.
Visit redcrossblood.org/platelets or call 1-800-RED CROSS for more information.