Donating Blood & Platelets: FAQs for Donating Blood & Platelets

Certain cancer treatments reduce the number of blood cells. A reduced supply of red blood cells can cause anemia and a feeling of weakness. A reduction of platelets may increase the risk for bleeding. Our patients depend on volunteers in the community to donate blood and platelets to replenish their blood supply and begin to feel better. We thank you for considering making a donation.

Below are answers to questions that donors frequently ask about giving blood/platelets. If you have a question after reviewing this information, please call the Donor Room at 212-639-7643.