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Special Donations


Autologous and
Directed Program

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When feasible, donors have the option to choose to donate blood for themselves prior to surgery (Autologous) or designate specific people to donate for them (Directed). This requires a prescription from the patient's doctor.

For more information on these programs, contact Renee Bennett at 973-676-4700, ext.127.


Apheresis Donations

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An apheresis donation is the donation of one component of blood, usually platelets or plasma. It involves drawing out whole blood which is spun and separated, keeping the one component, and returning the unused portion of blood back to the donor. It is an extremely valuable donation. A platelet apheresis donation yields 6-10 times the platelets as can be gotten from a whole blood donation and is frequently used for cancer patients and patients undergoing organ transplants. For type AB donors, Plasma Apheresis is greatly needed. Type AB is considered the universal and two times as much plasma is received from a plasma apheresis donation.

For more information on the Apheresis Program,
please call 1-800-256-6365


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East Orange, New Jersey  07018
1-800-NJBLOOD
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