Donating Double Red Cells
You can give two units of red blood cells with no side effects other than feeling twice as good about saving lives. Red blood cells are the most-used blood component for surgery, trauma and treatment of blood disorders.
When an individual donates whole blood, The Blood Center separates a single unit of red blood cells using manual procedures in the laboratory. Now, new technologies allow for the collection of two units of red cells from a single donation through a process known as double red cell apheresis. The special advantage of the procedure is that you are able to give two units of red blood cells without any ill effects.
You may donate double red cells once every 112 days.
There are special requirements for donating double red cells. If you are interested in making this type of donation, please talk to the collections staff to determine whether you are eligible.
Schedule your appointment to donate double red cells.