Blood Platelet Donations in High Demand Across Valley

With blood transfusions in high demand locally, the need for platelets is constant

FARGO, N.D. — Blood platelet donors are in high demand across the Valley for patients undergoing surgeries, trauma and even cancer. Officials with United Blood Services said blood platelets only have a shelf life of about five days. They said with places like the Roger Maris Cancer Center, the demand is constant. It takes about five to ten blood platelet…