Apheresis is an automated donation process that allows you to selectively donate only the blood components that are needed most, with the remaining blood being returned to you. You can donate double red cells, platelets or plasma via apheresis.
The entire procedure uses sterile, single-use needles and plastic bags, just as in a whole blood donation. The donation procedure takes between 35 to 45 minutes. Your entire visit to The Blood Center will require a little more than one hour.
Reasons to consider an apheresis donation:
- You will maximize your ability to help others without extra visits to donate.
- You will help The Blood Center better match your donation to the needs of patients.
- You will help stabilize the regional blood inventory, especially in times when blood donations are needed most.
Schedule your appointment to make an apheresis donation.