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Autologous Donations

An autologous blood donation is when a person donates blood for their own use, prior to a scheduled surgery. Many doctors will ask you to donate a unit or two for yourself if you are undergoing a medical procedure. This will ensure that you receive your own blood, guaranteeing the best compatibility, as well as lessen the impact on the blood supply itself.

Please note:

  • This process does require a prescription and is not available at all our blood donation centers (download prescription PDF here).
  • Also, the process cannot be performed within 72 hours of your scheduled surgery.
  • We can ship to most hospitals however you may be responsible for shipping and processing fees if the hospital is outside our network.
  • If you wish to make an autologous donation we recommend you call ahead and make a reservation for the process.
  • To make an appointment please call 1-888-9-DONATE.

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Blood Donor Basics

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Donation Methods

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