Blood Assurance encourages more platelet donors

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Blood Assurance is reaching out to the community to encourage more platelet donors.

It’s called ‘Step Up To The Platelets.

Platelets are vital for patients who are receiving treatment for chemotherapy, trauma surgery, and transplants. That particular blood component is vital because it clots cell to stop bleeding.

Chiniqua Babbs’ seven year daughter is fighting brain cancer and has six weeks left of chemotherapy.

Babbs says her daughter is currently home schooled while she receives treatment.

She will be able to go back to join her classmates at school this fall.

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