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Holiday Hugs Day

February 1, 2023 All day

Happy Holiday Hugs Day!

February 1st is the day we celebrate all those who donate their platelets!

Platelet donation is a type of blood donation where a person donates only their platelets, which are small cells in the blood that help stop bleeding and promote clotting. Platelets are often needed by patients with conditions such as cancer, leukemia, and other blood disorders.

The process of platelet donation is similar to a blood donation, but the platelets are separated from the rest of the blood using a machine, and the rest of the blood is returned to the donor. The process takes about 2-4 hours and the donor can give platelets every 2-4 weeks.

Happy Holiday Hugs Day!