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Atlanta Blood Services (ABS) is dedicated to supporting the Blood and Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia (BMTGA). We strive to provide a sufficient platelet supply for all BMTGA patients. On average a blood and marrow transplant patient uses at least 30 units of platelets during their treatment. Family and friends can positively impact their loved ones healthcare by donating platelets with ABS.

Platelets are essential to patient recovery and treatment. The need for these life saving blood components is constant. Platelets only have a shelf life of five days and cannot be manufactured. Support from family, friends, organizations and the community are important to ensure a sufficient platelet supply.

Patients meet with an ABS Recruitment team member who is dedicated to supporting the patient and their caregiver throughout their transplant process. We offer support by:

  • Educating the importance of platelet donations
  • Hosting weekly caregiver luncheons
  • Tracking free parking earned through our Parking for Platelets program
  • Providing patients a way to say “thank you” to their donors: please ask a staff member for more details
  • Acting as a liaison between the patient and their local organizations

We encourage our patients to ask family and friends to be an active part of their treatment by donating platelets in their name. In addition to family and friends, our patients have found success with reaching out to their local organizations. Some example organizations are:

  • Religious Affiliations
  • Employers
  • Schools
  • Alumni Groups
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Sports Teams
  • Civic Organizations
  • Fraternity/Sorority Organizations
  • Meet-up Groups
  • Networking Groups
  • Volunteer Groups
  • Social Clubs
  • Parent Groups

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