Types of Donations

Blood may be transfused as whole blood or as one of its components. Because our patients seldom require all of the components of whole blood, it makes sense to transfuse only that portion needed by the patient for a specific condition or disease or to counter the effects of their treatment. Our donor center uses a number of donation processes in order to meet the needs of our special patient population.

There are basically 4 main types of blood donation:

Some interesting facts regarding blood product donation at St. Jude:

Whatever type of donation you choose to make, know that you can directly help a child at St. Jude.