ISF Annual Platelet Drive: June 25th – 28th
Cancer patients need platelet and blood transfusions to help them continue fighting. It’s up to us to help them! Join us for the ISF Annual Platelet Drive with OneBlood June 25-28. What better way to celebrate Isabella’s life or someone you know who has fought cancer than by helping another! June 28, 2021, will mark 9 years since Isabella passed away and we feel this is such a perfect way to celebrate the impact she has brought to this world. Blood drive locations include the OneBlood Isabella Santos Center (12239 Community House Rd) and the Charlotte Center (4447 South Blvd). Schedule your appointment today.
Why are Platelets so Important to Cancer Fighters?
Platelets are tiny blood cells formed in the bone marrow that help form clots to stop bleeding. Low platelet count in cancer patients can result in frequent nose bleeds, bruising, bleeding gums, and more severe health complications. Additionally, it can delay necessary cancer treatments and prolong the overall treatment plan, so many patients need to receive regular platelet transfusions.
If you cannot donate platelets, whole blood donations count too! For every platelet or blood donation made at the above-mentioned donor centers between June 25-28, OneBlood will make a $10 donation to the Isabella Santos Foundation as a thank you for saving lives! Schedule an appointment today by visiting oneblood.org/isabella OR call 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283)
All donors will receive a wellness checkup including COVID-19 antibody test, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening. Appointments are required to donate.