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Here’s What Happens to Your Blood After You Donate It

Blood is separated into three components plenoy m/Shutterstock “Most whole blood donations are separated into transfusable components: red cells, platelets, and plasma,” says Dr. Young. Technicians use centrifuges to spin the blood at high speeds and separate the three components. “The testing and processing steps take approximately three days to complete,” says Dr. Young. Each… Read More »