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blood donation

Every donation makes a difference.

Donating blood and platelets is safe, easy and needed right now. Learn how you can help.

Here’s what you need to know:

Donating blood is easy.

Schedule an appointment at a Miller-Keystone Blood Center today.

You can donate blood if you are:

  • In good health
  • Over the age of 16
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds

Visit Miller-Keystone’s website to learn more about donation criteria and what to expect when donating blood.

Donating blood is safe

We sanitize all equipment between uses.

We dispose of everything that touches blood, including the needles and test tubes.

One of our screening questions is whether potential donors feel well — if not, we’ll ask them to try again when they’re feeling better.

Platelets are important, too

Platelets, or thrombocytes, are tiny, colorless, disc-shaped particles circulating in our blood that form clots to stop or prevent bleeding and bruising. Platelets have the shortest shelf life of all blood components, lasting only seven days. That’s why they are in constant demand for lifesaving treatments for patients:
  • Who’ve had heart surgery
  • Who have burns
  • Who had an organ or bone marrow transplant
  • Who were in an accident
  • Who have cancer
  • Who were born prematurely
To learn more about how you can help, visit Miller-Keystone’s website or call 800-B-A-DONOR (233-6667).
blood donation

You can make a difference.

Donating blood or platelets are positive actions you can take that directly help those in your community. Together, we can help save lives.