Plasma Donation

Plasma

Plasma has the clotting factors that stop patients from bleeding. Trauma patients, burn patients and transplant patients are often recipients of plasma.

Plasma is collected through a process called automation (sometimes referred to as apheresis). This technology enables us to collect plasma and/or plasma and platelets and not the donor’s red blood cells.

People with AB type blood are the universal plasma donors. This means their plasma can be transfused into any patient, regardless of the recipients’ blood type.

  • People with the following blood types should consider donating Plasma:
    AB Negative AB Positive
  • How Often Can You Donate Plasma?

    Every 28 days and can give up to 12 times a year.

 

How You Can Help

Blood Donor Basics

Blood Donor Basics

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Blood Donation FAQs

Hosting a Blood Drive

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Donation Methods

Donation Methods

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Donation Methods

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