All plasma appointments are temporarily dedicated to ensuring COVID-19 convalescent plasma is available for patients. Type AB donors are still needed- you may help both trauma and cancer patients by giving platelets. Platelet donors may give platelets and plasma together in one donation!
A single AB Elite donation can provide up to three units of plasma to patients in need, giving you the power to make an even greater impact.
What is AB Elite Plasma Donation?
During a plasma-only donation, blood is drawn from one arm and sent through a high-tech machine that collects your plasma and then safely and comfortably returns your red cells and platelets back to you, along with some saline. It takes only a few minutes longer than donating blood but can have a profound impact.
Donors with type AB blood make ideal candidates for AB Elite plasma or platelet donations.
Key Facts About Plasma Donations
Type AB plasma is the only universal type and can be given to patients of any blood type
Only 4 percent of the population has type AB blood.
Plasma products are used by burn, trauma and cancer patients.
You can donate every 28 days, up to 13 times per year.
The average donation takes one hour and 15 minutes.
Ready to Donate?
Three easy ways to schedule an AB Elite plasma appointment today.
Download the Blood Donor App Today!
Text BLOODAPP to 90999 or search Red Cross Blood in your app store.