Apheresis - A Special Kind of Donation
How your blood components help the community
Heart surgery patient
- 6 units of red cells
- 6 units of platelets
Automobile accident victim
- up to 50 units of red cells per week
- up to 8 units of platelets per week
- 20 units of red cells
- 120 units of platelets
- up to 40 units of red cells
- 30 units of platelets
- 25 units of plasma
Because of Donors Like You
Zach Shaw is getting a second chance at life because of blood donors like you. He has a rare blood disorder that requires him to need blood transfusions regularly. "Blood donors have no idea the gift they're giving. Just one unit of blood is such a blessing to us. If people didn't go to donate so graciously, Zach would have died," said Shaw.
Liza Maio has spend many hours helping other by recruiting blood donors, which ended up helping save her own life. Liza suffered life-threatening dehydration that laid her up for many weeks; she received blood transfusions that helped restore her health. Her friendly personality and her immense energy are a welcoming sight for donors, who she now cannot give enough gratitude for the anonymous donors like you who helped save her life.