Types Of Donations

Whole Blood Donation – This is the shortest and most common type of donation. On average, this process takes between 30-45 minutes from beginning to end. Whole blood donation takes your red blood cells, plasma and platelets. You are eligible every 56 days after a whole blood donation and you must weigh at least 110 lbs.

2RBC – Don’t have time to get down to the blood bank every 56 days? Then this is the donation type for you. Cut your donation visits in half while still donating the same amount! The 2RBC machine takes your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to take only your red blood cells. Your platelets, plasma and saline solution are returned to you. This process allows us to safely take 2 units of red cells from the donor, which is also more effective for the recipient. The 2RBC process takes about 45 minutes total and you are eligible to donate every 16 weeks.

Platelet Apheresis – This type of donation is only available at 26th and Peach Street location and is available by appointment only! Platelet donation takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you are eligible to donate every 2 weeks. You must weigh at least 130 pounds and avoid products containing aspirin and ibuprofen for 3 days before your appointment.

 

“My experience with the Community Blood Bank has always been positive – friendly greeting, quick, professional service, and comfortable recovery area. My last donation was no exception.”Anonymous 

Blood Type Information

Your Blood Type

Percentage of U.S. Population With Your Blood Type Who Your Blood Type Can Go To Percentage of Patients Your Blood Type Can Go To

Blood Types You Can Receive

O+

38% O+, A+, B+, AB+ 85% O+, O-

O-

7% All blood types, you are the universal donor! 100%

O-

A+

34% A+, AB+ 37%

O+, O-, A+, A-

A-

6% A+, A-, AB+, AB- 44%

O-, A-

B+

9% B+, AB+ 12%

O+, O-, B+, B-

B- 2% B+, B-, AB+, AB- 15%

O-, B-

AB+

3% AB+ 3%

All blood types, you are the universal recipient!

AB-

1% AB+, AB- 4%

O-, A-, B-, AB-