STS recognizes the urgent need to educate and recruit a new generation of donors. The system currently relies on a group of selfless, volunteer platelet donors that generously dedicate their free time to saving lives. Unfortunately, these individuals are aging and absent fundamental transformation, collections are soon likely to decline at a time of increasing platelet utilization.
Employing both a novel system of incentives and industry-leading safety standards, STS is in position to stabilize the blood collection system by:
- Solving for the aging donor base
- Increasing supplies in light of the long-term structural need
- Accelerating the availability of pathogen reduced platelets