As some of you may already know (and some of you may not!), you can actually donate more than one type of blood product. When you think about blood donation, most people probably first think of whole blood (when a person gives one pint of their blood). But another equally important type of donation is Platelet donation.
Platelets, which come from the bone marrow, help to induce clotting and control bleeding.
Platelets are critically important to the survival of many patients with clotting problems, dengue, aplastic anemia, leukemia, cancer, and patients who will undergo organ transplants or major surgeries like heart “bypass” grafts