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The most common blood components transfused to patients are red cells. When you give a Power Red (also called double red) donation, you double the impact of your donation because the automated procedure collects a concentrated donation of red cells that can help twice as many patients.
What are the benefits of Power Red donation? It can save time. If you are busy but want to maximize your donation, Power Red is a great choice. Though each donation takes a bit longer to make, you are doubling your impact for patients compared to a whole blood donation. You also may ﬁnd you feel less fatigue since your other blood components are returned to you. Plus, a smaller needle is used!
What are the eligibility requirements for a Power Red donation? In addition to the same eligibility requirements necessary for whole blood donations, donors must meet a different height & weight requirement, and a higher hemoglobin level. Further evaluation will be made at the time of donation to determine donor’s eligibility.
Minimum height, weight and hemoglobin requirements:
*These minimums are for mobile blood drives. Criteria at donation centers varies; see explanation above.
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Schedule your Power Red donation online by selecting ‘Power Red’ in our online scheduler.
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