Winter weather has caused hundreds of lost donations over the weekend. Please give as soon as able. All types are needed, especially universal donors. For those eligible to donate, please find a Donor Center or mobile blood drive near you at www.bloodcenterimpact.org or by calling (800) 747-5401.
Automated donation procedures use specialized equipment which allows the donor to give specific blood components, such as platelets, plasma or red blood cells. (Depending on patient need, combinations of components may be drawn as well.)
Automated Donation Procedures are also known as Apheresis Donation (ay-fur-ee-sis). During an apheresis procedure, the needed blood component is separated from Whole Blood and the remaining components are returned to the donor.
Automated collections help the Blood Center meet the specific product needs of the hospitals and patients we serve. By collecting the right product based on existing patient need, we can respond to the changing inventory needs of the hospitals we serve.
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