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Serving Platelets: Red blood cell donations have held steady over the last few years, but platelet donations are on the rise, thanks to increased recruiting for the blood bank's apheresis machine, which separates platelets from blood and returns the unused components to the donor's system while they wait.

Image credit: SOURCE: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY BLOOD BANK

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