While giving blood
The blood collection lasts 10 to 90 minutes depending on the type of donation you make.
|WHOLE BLOOD||PLASMA by apheresis||RED BLOOD CELLS by apheresis||PLATELETS by apheresis||WHITE BLOOD CELLS by apheresis||COMBINED DONATION by apheresis|
|COLLECTION DURATION (approximate)||10 min||45 min||25 min||75 min||90 min||25 à 90 min|
The needle used for each blood donation is new, sterile and discarded after use. You cannot contract an illness while giving blood.
During an apheresis donation1, an anticoagulant is added to the blood to prevent it from clotting once outside the body.
Depending on the type of donation you make, fluids may also be administered to you during the blood collection.
|PLASMA by apheresis||RED BLOOD CELLS by apheresis||PLATELETS by apheresis||WHITE BLOOD CELLS by apheresis||COMBINED DONATION by apheresis|
An anticoagulant is added to the blood
Fluids are administered to the donor
1 The process of donation by apheresis makes it possible to collect blood components (red blood cells, plasma, platelets and white blood cells) in a selective manner.
2 Applies to plasma donations of more than 500 ml. The fluids ensure optimal comfort through the replacement of lost blood volume.
3 Applies to double red blood cell donations. The fluids ensure optimal comfort through the replacement of lost blood volume.
4 A product is added to the blood that attaches to red blood cells and facilitates their separation from white blood cells.