June 18, 2020 | 10:53 am
It is a type of blood donation done using an Apheresis machine. The machine separates blood components from the blood leaving the platelets behind and the rest of the blood returns to the donor.
A complete platelet donation can provide enough units of platelets that usually can be collected in 6-8 bags of whole blood donation.
Platelets are an integral factor in blood clotting. It is regularly needed in support for the treatments of cancer, surgeries, transplants and bleeding disorders.
DLSUMC Blood Bank is the only facility in Cavite that has an apheresis machine capable of the following:
Call our Blood Bank to know more about Apheresis at (046)481-8000 or (02) 8988-3100 local 1197.
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