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Which blood types are best for plasma donation?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
ALL of them: It takes all types to be able to provide for all patients. Plasma donation is the most "fun" since you get to watch the pheresis machine work as most of the tubing is external (platelet pheresis setups are often more internal, but not always). Have fun watching the process of saving a life!
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
All are good: We depend on donors for this valuable resource.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What blood types are most desired for plasma donation?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
All ok: If only the plasma is being transfused from a donor to a recipient, and absolutely no red blood cells, then blood type is not significant. Blood types only refer to the red blood cells; the bone marrow also produces platelets and white blood cells. The serum or plasma is the clear yellow fluid part of the blood.

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