Become a Donor | trusting heart blood center

Ready to change lives? Let’s do this.

Not only is platelet donation essential — it’s also easy, safe, and convenient. We are committed to making the donor process a comfortable and rewarding one.

Step 1:

Complete Donor Contact Form

Registration only takes a few minutes and can be completed from the comfort of your own home. A Trusting Heart staff member will then contact you within 24 hours to determine your eligibility. Register Now >

Step 2:

Complete screening appointment and earn a $25 reward

Trusting Heart staff will coordinate a sample blood collection at your in-person screening appointment to ensure you’re a suitable donor. You will be paid a $25 reward to thank you for taking this step in becoming a donor. Our staff will reach out to you within 48 hours after successful screening of your blood sample to schedule your full platelet donation appointment approximately 21 days after your first appointment.

Step 3:

Donate platelets and earn a $50 reward

Receive $50 immediately following your donation appointment to thank you for your contribution to local hospital patients. You can feel proud of the life changing impactyou made for someone close by.

Step 2:

Provide Blood Sample

Pending your suitability, Trusting Heart staff will coordinate a sample blood collection for which you will be paid a $25 honorarium. Our staff will reach out to you within 48 hours after successful screening of your blood sample to schedule your full donation appointment. The donation appointment will scheduled approximately 21 days after your initial screening.

Step 3:

Donate and Receive Compensation

Receive $50 in compensation immediately following your donation appointment.

Step 4:

Schedule Your Next Donation Appointment

You’ll be invited to the donor community portal to schedule your next donation appointment with us. Donate weekly up to 24 times each year.

Sign up to become a donor at our Edina, MN facility today!

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A look inside the donation process

Donating platelets may be new to you. Here’s a quick overview of the donation process and how we process your platelets at Trusting Heart Blood Center for hospitals to use in the future:

A relatively small amount of blood is drawn from your arm into an automated blood cell separator machine.

The blood is rapidly spun to separate platelets from the other blood components.

These cells then go directly into a sterile, single-use disposable kit.

The rest of your blood components are returned to you through your arm. 

The cycle is then repeated several times until the donation process is complete, with our trained staff closely monitoring every step along the way.

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Doing good adds up to rewards.

Upon successful completion of the in-person screening appointment you will be given a $25 honorarium. Once you qualify as a donor, you can earn $50 at each visit upon successful completion of the donation process.

We compensate our donors for taking the time to save lives. Become part of the movement.

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