The Smart Choices in Platelet Donation
Blood is essential to the functioning of the human body. Nothing can replace it, which is why platelet donation process is so important. Comprised of red blood cells, plasma, platelets and white blood cells, it enables the EFS to manufacture and distribute labile blood products. The donations of blood make it possible to treat every year a million patients, or 114 patients every hour.
The Smart Choices
Plasma donation can, for example, treat burn victims but also prepare medicines to treat hemophiliacs. The gift of platelets allows treating bleedings at patients. Bone marrow donation and placental blood donation are used for cell therapy. EFS takes every precaution that the donation, whether it be whole blood, platelets, plasma, bone marrow or placental blood, is carried out under conditions of optimal quality and safety for the donor as well as the receiver.
- To give blood, you must be of age and between 18 and 70 years old. To give your plasma and platelets, you must be between 18 and 65 years old.
- After being greeted by a secretary of the EFS who registers his registration, the applicant for donation completes a pre-donation questionnaire. Then he is received by a doctor or nurse for a confidential