Platelets must be transfused within 5 days of collection.
Startafanclub.co.nz (external link) is a website that proves you don't have to be a rock star to have fans; you just need to give blood.
You can save up to 3 lives every time you give blood, that's 3 'fans' for every donation you make. Before you know it, you'll have your own personal fan club!
Startafanclub.co.nz (external link) showcases video, text and photo fan mail from some of the many Kiwis who've had their lives changed by blood donors.
See what theyve got to say at Startafanclub.co.nz (external link)
Blood Donors make such a huge contribution to the community so Start A Fan Club is a wonderful way for donors to see what a difference they make, and we hope it will encourage others to become blood donors as a result.