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January 10 – December 31, 2020

With a shelf life of only 5 days, there is a constant need for platelets year-round. Platelets are needed by many patients and medical procedures like;  cancer treatments, organ or bone marrow transplants, victims of traumatic injuries, and patients undergoing open heart surgery. Thankfully, platelets can be given every 7 days and up to 24 times a year.

How does it work? 

Every time you donate platelets you will receive one punch. Donate on Double Punch Days to receive two punches. Collect 5 punches within a trimester and you will receive an email with a promo code for premium Bloodworks gear!

What’s new with Trimester 2?

  • DOUBLE PUNCH DAYS are now every Sunday and Wednesday!

Prizes for Trimester 2 (May 1st – August 31st):

*Due to the impact of Covid-19 business closures, delivery of platelet power prizes will be delayed until June. We will still send you your code to redeem after your fifth punch so that you can pick out your prize and have it delivered as soon as available. Thank you for your patience.

To ensure a safe, controlled environment for our donors and staff, we’ve implemented increased social distancing measures including using our Donor Centers only for collections, making donations are by appointment only, and prohibiting children under 16 for the time being. These changes have decreased the number of overall appointments – we appreciate your patience and will be increasing availability as needs and capacity grow. For more information regarding donating blood during COVID-19, visit

Schedule your appointment at 1-800-398-7888.

Have any questions about the program? Contact us at

Prizes for Trimester 1 (January 10 – April 30th):

Note: Make sure you redeem your codes for trimester 1 prizes! Punches do not carry over to trimester 2!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to do anything to sign-up?

All platelet donors are automatically enrolled in the Platelet Power program to earn rewards. Donors can pick up a punch card at their center to help them keep track.

What days can I get a punch?

Platelet donors earn “punches” towards a Platelet Power reward code seven days a week, Monday through Sunday.

How do I earn a punch?

One platelet donation equals one punch, except on predetermined double punch days when one donation equals two punches.

Do I still earn a punch if I am deferred at the time of my donation?

An attempted donation will count as a punch. If you make the effort to donate, you still earn a punch even if you are deferred!

When are double punch days?

Every Sunday and Tuesday are double punch days! Be on the lookout for additional double punch day announcements throughout the year!

How many punches do I need to earn a reward?

For every five punches within a trimester, you will receive an email with a code to redeem Bloodworks gear.

When will I be emailed my reward code?

Once you reach your 5th punch, you will receive an email the following Wednesday.

Example: If you donate on a Monday and reach your 5th punch, you will receive an email the following Wednesday with your code.

What is a program trimester?

Platelet Power is divided into three separate program trimesters throughout the year. The prizes will change with each trimester.

January 10 – April 30, 2020
May 1 – August 31, 2020
September 1 – December 31, 2020

Do my punches expire? Can I carry over punches to the next trimester?

Punches do not carry over between trimesters. Punches may only be redeemed for the prizes during that trimester.

Example: If I get five punches during January 10 – April 30, 2020, the reward code will only be redeemable for those prizes. Code will not be redeemable for the prizes for the following trimesters.

How long do I have to redeem?

Reward codes must be redeemed within 45 days of receiving reward. 

Pro Tip: All items are available “while supplies last”, so make sure you redeem for the prize of your choice!

What happens if reward items run out?

We try to keep up with demand on items, however, not all items can be reordered due to vendor limitations.

While supplies last.

Bonus Platelet Power Challenge

Platelets are needed by patients in the community all throughout the year! Are you up for the challenge?

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