Harlow - Platelet Recipient
The Beacon Club Platelets
Lifesaving Platelet Donors Earn Exclusive Rewards
As a loyal platelet donor, you’re already part of a special club of heroes who understands how vital platelets are to patients in our community.
Versiti appreciates your commitment to this unique type of donation and created The Beacon Club Platelet program just for you. To celebrate your donation milestones, you’ll receive some fun Versiti swag, as our thanks, throughout the year!
2023 Donation Milestone Gifts:
- 4 donations: Playing Cards
- 8 donations: Team Platelets Tshirt
- 12 donations: Picnic Blanket
- 18 donations: 1/4 Zip Tech Shirt
“Thank you so much for donating, and if you haven’t donated yet, maybe think about donating. Because people like me really need it.” – Ian O’Keefe
Donate in Wisconsin
Every day, patients in your community need blood transfusions to survive and thrive. They rely on the generosity of donors like you, who help ensure a safe, healthy blood supply. Make an appointment to donate blood today.
Explore donation opportunities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
Beacon Club Loyalty Program
Host a Drive
Blood drive organizations save lives. Learn how to host a blood and platelet drive in your community with Versiti.
Versiti invites you to share your story and photo to help encourage more people to give back. You may even be featured throughout the year on our social media. Please complete the form below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Donors of all blood types are encouraged to donate! Donors give platelets through a process called apheresis, which we explain in another section below.
Anyone who has ever been pregnant is encouraged to offer up their arm for a regular blood donation (called a ‘whole blood’ donation) and let staff know they’re interested in donating platelets. A small sample of blood will be taken for testing to see if they’re eligible. The reasoning behind this is that certain antibodies can develop during pregnancy that are harmful if transfused into certain patients. Unfortunately, these antibodies are present forever, so if a donor tests positive for them they will be unable to donate platelets. That being said, those donors are still eligible to donate other components!