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Platelets Donation

Platelets

The blood is composed of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Platelets help control bleeding and some of them can be donated without causing any harm to the health of the donor. The process that allows the separation and specific collection of platelets is called apheresis.

The procedure for collection of platelets by apheresis is the removal of blood from the donor, the separation of the components by centrifugation, the retention of platelets and returns the other blood components to the donor. The entire process takes about 90 minutes.

Donating platelets benefits many patients, especially those undergoing treatment for leukemia and other cancers, those undergoing bone marrow transplant, cardiac surgery, trauma victims, among others. Can be performed every 72 hours, not to exceed 24 grants in 12 months. The replacement of platelets by the body is rapid and occurs in about 48 hours.

Who can donate platelets?

The same requirements for blood donation are also applied for donating platelets by apheresis. However, it is necessary that the donor is assessed previously as the conditions of venous access necessary to perform the procedure. The correlation between height and weight of the donor should be evaluated. In addition, the donor should not have made use of aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the five days prior to donation.

Further information and scheduling: 3061-5544, extensions 318 and 321 or by Alô Pró-Sangue 0800-55-0300. If you prefer, send a message to doadores.especiais@prosangue.sp.gov.br.

Última atualização: 26/05/2017 09:04

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