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FAQ on Novel Coronavirus and Blood Donation

March 27, 2020 at 9:44 am
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March 16, 2020 — Update Regarding “Shelter-in-Place” Notice A “shelter in place” order was issued this afternoon for San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda counties. We understand that this is a time of great uncertainty...


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Collecting Plasma on the ALYX Machine

February 13, 2019 at 1:03 pm
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Beginning January 8, we expanded our collections to include plasma products drawn on the ALYX machine. The ALYX machine is an apheresis machine that separates and collects various blood components and returns what we aren’t using to the donor —...