Thank you for your interest in donating platelets. The Central California Blood Center services 5 counties, over 20 hospitals, representing over 1.9 million people. The need for whole blood, platelets and plasma is ongoing and with the help of our generous community members like you, we can support those in need across the Central Valley. Together, Life Flows From Here.


  • Platelets are tiny cells in your blood that form clots and stop bleeding.
  • Every 15 seconds a patient in the U.S. receives platelets.
  • More than 50% of all donated platelets go to cancer patients.

To start your platelet donation process please click below.

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