What happens to my donation after I give?

As soon as your blood donation has been collected at a Memorial Blood Centers donor center or community-sponsored blood drive, it is processed and prepared for patient transfusions—a process that ensures that the blood is safe, and that the right blood type and product is available for the right patient.

Your blood's journey

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  • Preparing your blood

  • Separating blood components

  • Testing

  • Storage and transport

  • Transfusing your blood to patients in need