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.
Double Red Cell donations use an automated procedure that enbales the donor to give the equivalent of two units of red cells. The collection equipment uses a centrifuge to spin and separate whole blood into the desired red cell components. This provides larger volumes of needed blood types to help meet patient needs.
Most donors who have an Rh-negative blood type, particularly O-negative donors, are ideal for Double Red Cell donation because there is always a strong demand for Red Blood Cells from Rh-negative donors.
Please ask your phlebotomist about the optimal donation procedure for your blood type.
To schedule an appointment for blood donation, use our online scheduling system or call us at (800) 747-5401 to find a Donor Center or mobile blood drive near you.
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