By making a specialty donation of plasma—using an automated apheresis (AY-fur-EE-sis) process—you give more of the proteins and nutrients found in this valuable blood component to cardiac surgery patients, burn victims, and others with various types of bleeding or clotting disorders. Plasma also can be used to make special medications to help patients with weakened immune systems resist infection and disease.
- Types most needed: A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, AB- (males only)
- Type AB donors are in high demand, especially AB+ donors (universal plasma donors) whose plasma can be given to everyone in need
- Donate plasma every 28 days; two days later, you can donate whole blood. You must wait 56 days to donate again after giving whole blood.
- Approximate donation time: 75 minutes
Contact us at 1-888-GIVE-BLD
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