Categories for Blood Product Types

Whole Blood

January 27, 2019 at 8:46 am
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What is whole blood donation? A whole blood (WB) donation is the most common form of blood donation, in which a person gives one pint of blood. What is whole blood used for? After your donation, our lab separates the...


Plasma

Plasma

January 24, 2019 at 9:01 am
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What is plasma used for? Much like platelets, plasma helps to induce clotting and control bleeding. However, it does this through different mechanisms and many of the clotting factors found in plasma are made from the liver.  Therefore, although both...


Double Red Blood Cells

Double Red Blood Cell Donation (DRBC)

January 23, 2019 at 9:03 am
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What is double red blood cell donation? During a double red blood cell donation, a machine is used to withdraw whole blood. Red cells are separated and retained, and the remainder of the blood is returned back to the donor....