There are many ways to contribute and support the blood drives. Take a look at the opportunities below.
Be a Double Red Cell Donor
Double red cell donation involves donating two units of red blood cells during one donation, while returning plasma and platelets back to the donor. The donation process utilizes a special machine that allows for the separation to happen safely and easily. Donors at the Medical Campus location have typically had the option to take part in this form of donation.
More information about double red cell donation.
Become a Platelet Donor
People who are critically ill from diseases such as leukemia and other types of cancer, patients undergoing cardiac surgery and those with certain blood disorders all need platelet donations. Platelets are collected in the same manner as a blood donation, but the platelets are removed and your own blood is returned to you. The entire donation process, from filling out forms to having refreshments, takes 1-2 hours.
Our state of the art donation facility is located at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Pheresis Center in the Center for Advanced Medicine, Suite 4E (right off the MetroLink). There is wireless internet access, private flat screen DVD/TVs, and homemade cookies!!!
Additional Life-Saving Traditions
Thousands of patients with leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases are waiting for a bone marrow transplant. They depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a match and to get a second chance at life. You could be someone’s match!