We are excited to announce that we are in the process of establishing The Platelet Society (registered charity number: 1172202) in the coming months. This Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) is a new legal structure created by the Charities Commission. Following consultation with the academic community researching platelets in disease, we have merged The Platelet Charity […]
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Thank you so much to all the friends and family of Maurice Hynes who raised a fabulous total of nearly £2,600 to help us help people with bleeding disorders. This wonderful bunch of folk were walking in memory of Maurice Hynes – ‘Dad, Gongy, Moss’ who was diagnosed with a platelet function disorder. The diagnosis […]
We are delighted that the charitys research grant awarded to Sheffield is featured in this weeks Mail. Dr Clare Samuelson and her team have been inviting women who have been referred for surgery as a result of very heavy periods to have their platelets analysed. In a number of instances, women have had platelet disorders […]
What is platelet donation? Platelet donation is the process of extracting platelets from the blood of donors through a special procedure called “apheresis”. Platelets have a key role in stopping or preventing bleeding. Most platelet donations are given to patients who are unable to make enough platelets in their bone marrow. For example, patients with […]
Trustees Professor Steve Watson and Paul Harrison, along with CEO Janet Richards officially receive the £3,000 grant from Stephanie Ellis of TUUT. With this donation we have developed our fact sheets and translated them into Welsh. Click Here to view the library of fact sheets.
Dr Neil Morgan and colleagues have identified a new gene called Schlafen-14 (SLFN14) which is defective in some patients with a low platelet count and a platelet function disorder. In this paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation the patients described have had many bleeding episodes requiring multiple treatments over the years. This discovery […]
Meet Finlay Noble – an inspiring young lady with a platelet count of around 10 who was diagnosed last year with ITP. Thanks to the amazing care and expertise at Leeds General Infirmary she is safe and well following a brain bleed in January. Finlay had been extremely active with sports such as fencing and […]
“When people talk about bleeding disorders they normally think of men with haemophilia. However, women can get bleeding disorders too. In fact, there are many different types of bleeding disorders, such as von Willebrand’s disease and platelet disorders, in addition to reduction in or lack of a number of clotting factors. It is important women […]
Meet Holly – one of the platelet researchers at Birmingham who also is part of the Olympic squad for Womens Hockey. What a talented young lady – we wish her well with both activities.
Hi, I am Rob Evans and I’m doing these swims to raise awareness of the importance of giving blood and platelets and also to raise funds so that researchers can gain a better understanding of Platelet Function Disorders (PFDs). I understand that not everyone can afford to give money to charities as they have their […]