Expanded Donor Pool

STS engages a safe, diversified pool of reliable platelet donors

To help us meet the nation’s urgent platelet need—and to provide institutions with an alternate and reliable pathogen-reduced platelet supply—Secure Transfusion Services (STS) has developed methods to recruit and maintain underrepresented blood donor populations, including millennials and Generation Z cohorts.

To ensure the consistency and quality of platelets, STS is committed to:

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Maintaining a younger and sustainable donor pool.

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Screening new donors twice before they are allowed into the donor pool in order to minimize window period risk, upholding a standard that exceeds the regulatory requirements.

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Building a community of healthy, dependable donors who are compensated for their time.

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Using pathogen-reduction technology (PRT) to minimize the risk of bacterial and viral contamination in all collected platelet units.

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ENHANCED SAFETY

Offering 100% pathogen-reduced inventory compliant with all US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and AABB standards

DIVERSIFIED SUPPLY

Reducing supply chain interruptions to eliminate the impact to patient care

LOCALIZED SHIPMENTS

Expanding our national footprint for fast, on-demand deliveries

PAID DONATION MODEL

Building on a successful and proven path to platelet donations
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Federal mandates may constrain platelet availability even more4

The safety of platelet transfusions is critical, and the recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandate requires bacterial risk mitigation strategies such as large volume delayed sampling or pathogen reduction. Processing requirements associated with these bacterial risk mitigation strategies may further erode the platelet supply.

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