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Blood Utilization
Your Donated Blood's Journey

Your blood journeys through many steps and tests that ensure our blood supply is as safe as possible and helps as many people as possible.

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Step: One
Blood Donation:
  • You visit to donate blood.

  • Your Health Condition and Medical History will be verified.

  • Your one pint of blood is collected for testing.

  • The whole blood is collected and labeled with an identity.

  • Your donation is stored in the freezer until taking the next step of blood processing.

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Step: Two
Processing:
  • At our processing center, information about your donation is scanned into a computer database.

  • Most whole blood donations are spun in centrifuges to separate it into transfusable components: red cells, platelets, and plasma.

  • White cells are removed in order to reduce the possibility of the recipient having a reaction to the transfusion.

  • Each component is packaged as a “unit,” a standardized amount that doctors will use when transfusing a patient.

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Step: Three
Storage:
  • After recieving the test results, units suitable for transfusion are labeled and stored.

  • Red cells are stored in refrigerators at 6ºC for up to 42 days.

  • Platelets are stored at room temperature for up to five days.

  • Plasma and cryo are frozen and stored in freezers for up to one year.

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Step: Four
Distribution & Tranfusion:
  • Needy patients' attenders will approach our Blood Center.

  • The next process is to identify the needy and distribute it to them.

  • Then the doctors in the hospitals once again test the blood.

  • Blood will be transfused to the patients per the requirement.

Donate Blood and Be a Hero by Saving Lives.

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