Categories for Platelets / Apheresis

Plasma collection on ALYX machine

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 —...


Male platelet donor in chair

Diaries of a Platelet Donor

August 30, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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In 1989, I was the victim of a serious motorcycle accident. My left leg and hip were seriously injured – I suffered from a broken hip socket, compound fractures of my tibia and fibula, and other issues. I spent a...