Have you ever wondered where your blood goes once you’ve given it? Here’s what happens after your blood is collected:
Your blood donation is labeled and sent to our component laboratory.
Whole blood donations are separated into two essential components: red cells and plasma.
Your blood is typed, which includes identifying the ABO type and a positive or negative Rh factor. It is also tested to ensure that it is safe for release.
Your blood is stored in large refrigerators and freezers at Miller-Keystone Blood Center. It is now ready for distribution to hospitals.
The blood components are carefully packed in special temperature-controlled containers and transported to local and regional hospitals.
Your donation arrives at a patient’s bedside – typically within 10 days.
Now that you know what happens to your blood, why not make an appointment today?