If you need RDPs
If you need RDPs, these are obtained after component separation from blood that is collected during routine blood donation. This will be available with blood banks. Please look up the list of blood banks and check with them for availability.
The other option, which will be suggested by blood banks, is for you to get a donor to donate blood. The blood bank can then separate the platelets and make them available.
If you have difficulty in getting RDPs, you could call Think Foundation. We will try and locate the Blood bank that has the required units.
If you need SDPs
It is very unlikely that SDPs will be available in any blood bank. SDPs are normally collected against the need of a specific patient. You will therefore have to locate a Platelet Donor either by identifying someone yourself or by contacting Think Foundation.
Think Foundation coordinates the Lifesavers Club, which has Platelet Donors listed under the Club. On receiving a call from you Think Foundation will ask you to choose from a List of Blood Banks which have the Apheresis Machine required for making SDPs. We will then look up the list from the Lifesavers Club and make an SDP donor available.