The number one reason people give blood is a desire to help others. By choosing the optimal donation procedure for your blood type, you can help even more.
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. The word apheresis (ay-fur-ee-sis) is a Greek word that represents “a taking away.” During an apheresis procedure, the needed blood component is taken away 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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