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The Perfect Choices for the Essential Platelet Donation Now

Blood samples can be taken either at fixed sites of the EFS or in mobile collections organized throughout the year. With the platelet donation process this is important now.

platelet donation process

Before a blood donation, it is important to respect the following tips:

  • Make sure you are fit (no fatigue, discomfort or pain)
  • Not to be fasting
  • To be well hydrated
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks in the hours before donation.

Before blood donation, a confidential medical interview with a doctor or nurse is systematic to evaluate any contraindications to blood donation. A test to determine the level of hemoglobin in the blood may sometimes be needed just before the sample is taken. The whole blood sample itself is very fast, between 8 and 10 minutes, during which the donor is lying down and supervised by a nurse. Between 420 and 480 ml of blood are collected, depending on the weight of the donor. …