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Fight Cancer, Give Blood & Platelets
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We all know someone who has or had cancer. I don’t know about you, but I always wish I could help them fight it, and I discovered that by donating platelets you actually can.
A platelet donation can provide a full dose of platelets for a patient, sometimes up to three patients.

Why are platelets 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.
Platelets are in constant demand by hospitals. About 2 million units of platelets are transfused each year in the U.S. Every 15 seconds someone in the U.S. needs platelets. On average, platelets are transfused within 3 days of donation.

Here’s who they help:
Platelets give cancer patients the strength they need to keep fighting. While cancer patients undergo treatment, a major side effect is low platelet count. Without a platelet transfusion cancer patients face life-threatening bleeding because platelets help blood to clot.
Platelets also help patients survive major surgeries or serious injuries. After major surgery or serious injury, patients may need platelets to replace those lost during bleeding. Platelets keep them alive while they recover.
Platelets give strength to patients with blood disorders and those with transplants. Platelets transfusions go a long way to help keep these patients going and live more active, healthy lives.
Because platelets must be used within five days, new donors are needed every day. That’s why we need you.

What your donors are up to...

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Emanuel Pietersen
RT @CANSA: So proud to have been a partner organisation in hosting this important webinar in September 2020! #CANSadvocacy #FightingCancerT… at 20.1.2021 13:35
Gary Parsons
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Lucy Balona
RT @CANSA: So proud to have been a partner organisation in hosting this important webinar in September 2020! #CANSadvocacy #FightingCancerT… at 20.1.2021 08:35
CANSA
So proud to have been a partner organisation in hosting this important webinar in September 2020! #CANSadvocacytwitter.com/i/web/status/1… at 20.1.2021 08:16
Fred LeMaistre
RT @SarahCannonDocs: Wherever you are in your journey, Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us to keep moving forward! Join us in remembering his… at 18.1.2021 18:42
Skip Burris
RT @SarahCannonDocs: Wherever you are in your journey, Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us to keep moving forward! Join us in remembering his… at 18.1.2021 15:06
Sarah Cannon Docs
Wherever you are in your journey, Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us to keep moving forward! Join us in remembering… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… at 18.1.2021 14:52
Paula Maier
I really appreciate that! I’m glad my journey is inspirational. I’m determined to beat #cancer, and I believe my he… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… at 16.1.2021 22:50