Donate blood for special needs
People suffering from various chronic illnesses and disorders often require frequent blood transfusions. Over time, however, patients can develop reactions to certain Antigens when they receive transfusions from multiple donors. They can develop antibodies that destroy foreign blood and, as a result, can no longer receive blood from certain donors, even if their blood types match.
At Memorial Blood Centers, we take extraordinary steps to serve the unique needs of these special patients. Through our advanced scientific laboratories, we perform sophisticated tests to determine which antigens are absent or present in blood. Donors who have been typed are then matched to specific patients. And when the need arises, the right blood is there to match the patient who needs it most.
Consider the many ways you can help:
Sickle Cell Donation
Stem Cell Donation
Special donation appointments
Schedule a platelet apheresis, plasmapheresis (plasma), or double red cell donation online, or to learn more about becoming an apheresis donor, please call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (888-448-3253).
To learn about making an autologous donation or a therapeutic donation, or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-GIVE-BLD.
To learn about becoming a reagent donor or to speak directly to a member of our Reagent Donor Program call 1-651-332-7350.