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Platelet Party

  • 101 Manning Drive Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)

Make a appointment that could help save a life! The process takes about 1-2 hours (we've just blocked off a 4 hour time slot as there are 4 infusion chairs in the area). You have access to free drinks and snacks, as well as, movies, magaines, a great view, and super sweet nurses. Bring a book, put your feel up, and relax -- it's that easy. If we fill up all 4 chairs, we even get free pizza!

Within 5 days of your donation, your platelets will be given to a cancer patient, burn or trauma victim, premature baby or one of the many others with life-threatening medical conditions receiving care at UNC Hospitals. It's important to know that UNC doesn't pay for platelet donation, nor do they sell your platelets. If you are in another area, you can look into your local hospital to see if they have this particular need, or see if donating your blood (red blood cells) is a possibility. Or, spread the word as awareness is everything!

To register (or contact Julia who has reserved some spaces for 10 am):

Interested in learning what the process is like? Watch this great video:

Note: Please DRINK PLENTY OF WATER and AVOID ASPIRIN for 48 hours prior to donating. You'll also need to be cold/flu free for 72 hours prior to, and answer some screening questions. We thank you for giving!

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