Platelets – Platelets are given to patients when their blood
doesn´t clot properly due to a disease or chemotherapy.
• White Blood Cells – When patients are suffering from
life-threatening infections and aren't responding to antibiotics,
they may be given white blood cells.
asked questions about apheresis platelet donation:
1 - What is the difference between platelets obtained by a
whole blood donation and platelets obtained by apheresis?
In a platelet donation by apheresis you might obtain 6 to 8 times
more platelets than platelets obtained from whole blood, without any
harm to the donor.
– Who does need platelets transfusion?
Platelets are transfused in hematological patients, like leukemia
patients and others cancer patients.
– Who can donate platelets by apheresis?
The medical requirements are the same needed for the whole blood donation.
- Platelet donation by apheresis can do any harm to the donor?
Platelet donation by apheresis is harmless for the donor. Within 48
h the donor`s bone marrow replaces all the donated platelets. This
quick replacement permits a person to donate again in 72h. As the
whole blood donation, needles and blood bags have a single use and
are discarded. There is no risk of bacterial contamination.
– How long it takes to give platelets by apheresis ?
In general it takes 1 hour
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APHERESIS PLATELETS COLLECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS
FROM 7 am TO 4 pm.