Blood platelet concentrates are indispensable in transfusion medicine, especially in the treatment of cancer diseases and serious bleeding events. In Germany, they are produced as single concentrates by means of apheresis or from multiple whole-blood donations. Researchers of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) have now studied both concentrate types in the laboratory and have demonstrated that their parameters are comparable with regard to function and stability. Thus, platelet concentrates of high quality are available in Germany, independently of their manufacturing procedure. Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy reports on the results in its online version of 10.01.2020.