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LifeSouth Platelet Apheresis Donations
Your platelet donation makes a difference. Donating platelets is one way you can make an immeasurable difference. Platelet transfusions are essential in treating many different types of cancer. Platelets' function in the body is to help the clotting process by sticking to the lining of blood vessels. They help prevent massive blood loss resulting from trauma and blood vessel leakage. A steady supply of platelets from caring volunteer donors helps countless patients in their fight against cancer. Balancing patients' need for platelets and finding enough donors to donate is difficult. Because of this, we need platelet donors every day. A single apheresis donation can provide as many platelets as five whole blood donations. Information provided by the American Cancer Society.
What is apheresis?
Apheresis is the collection of a specific component (platelets, plasma or red cells) needed for a patient. This process allows us to selectively remove the components that we need and return the rest to you.
How long will a platelet donation take?
A platelet donation takes approximately 1-2 hours. LifeSouth provides televisions, comfortable chairs, snacks and drinks to help keep you relaxed during your donation. We know your time is valuable, so we promise to be attentive and accommodating to make your donation experience a pleasant one.
How often can you donate platelets?
You can donate platelets as often as every two weeks. While some donors choose to donate often, your schedule may only allow you to donate monthly or quarterly. We are happy to schedule you for appointments at the frequency that best suits your availability. For more detailed information about donating apheresis visit www.lifesouth.org, go to Types of Donations and choose Apheresis.
You can donate platelets at the following LifeSouth locations:
Greater Atlanta Donor Center
4891 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
On Ashford Dunwoody Road across from PNC Bank
McDonough Donor Center
329 Westridge Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Between Henry County Water Authority and Regions Bank, near Kohl's and JC Penney
Gainesville Donor Center
1200 McEver Rd Extension
Gainesville, GA 30504
Near Kohl's, Publix and Free Chapel on McEver Road Extension
Aug 2 – Sept 11: Atlanta Dream Basketball Games
Join fans cheering on the Atlanta Dream WNBA Basketball team at a game this season!
Aug 7- Jazz on the Lawn: Gwen Hughes
Callanwolde Arts Center: Amphitheater
Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn showcases a lineup of Atlanta’s finest jazz treasures performing a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, Latin and blues. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these special concerts under the stars
Tickets $20 in advance/ $25 at the door
Watch the Atlanta Braves play Miami on Aug. 7 or Arizona on Aug. 14 at Turner Field, followed by fireworks. Discount tickets $17 to $42
Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA
Watch the Gwinnett Braves play a home game at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.
Discount tickets $12
Aug 15- Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Piedmont Park- Midtown
Piedmont Park Arts Festival features 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, and jewelers. It has artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, children’s play area, and food vendors at Piedmont Park. Free entry.
Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Aug 29- 5k4KIDS Run/Walk
Piedmont Park- Midtown
5K4Kids is a relaxed 5K and 1-mile event with family fun zone that supports charity. Participants can pre-register for $25 or register for $30 on the day of the race. To be guaranteed a 5K4KIDS Run and Walk t-shirt, please register by August 1, 2015. http://foreverfam.net/5k4kids-run-and-walk/
Grant Park Summer Shade Festival
Grant Park Summer Shade Festival features two music stages, food vendors, an artist market, 5K run, and children’s fun center at Grant Park. Free.