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.
In partnership with our service hospitals, patients in our communities receive the necessary blood products and skillful, compassionate care to meet their individual needs.
Some patients need to give blood components or undergo apheresis (ay-fur-ee-sis) procedures as part of their treatment for certain diseases. Apheresis utilizes a centrifuge that spins the blood to separate the components, removing the desired component and returning all remaining components to the patient.
Before a scheduled surgery, some patients referred by a physician can store their own blood for transfusion.
When ordered by a physician, patients may specify their own donors for an expected transfusion.
For more information, please contact Patient Services Department at (563) 349-1677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.