Donating platelets in Pontyclun
Did you know that one platelet donation can help save up to three adult or 12 babies’ lives?
Donating platelets is so important as the cells help to stop bleeding. Platelets are also essential for helping patients fight chronic diseases, cancers and recover from traumatic injuries.
What are platelets?
Platelets are a component of blood. They are tiny cells in your blood that form clots and are extremely helpful for preventing patients from bleeding and bruising.
Platelets last a maximum of just seven days, so we need a steady and continuous supply from generous platelet donors to keep hospitals supplied with these vital donations for patients in need.