donations are safe, easy, and usually take only a little longer
than donating blood. Automated donations ensure that the blood
components patients need come from fewer donors which decreases
the likelihood of transfusion reactions that can occur from multiple
donation, blood is drawn from one arm and channeled through a
sterile, single-use tubing set to an automated system, which
separates and collects the most needed components - red blood
cells, platelets, or
plasma - and
then safely returns the remaining blood components back to you.
Imagine how many
Life Team points you can earn while saving the lives of critically
ill and injured patients in our community! If you become an automated
platelet donor you can donate up to 24 times per year.