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How to go about donating platelets by apheresis?
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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Platelet Donation
A platelet donor using apheresis must meet requirements for a regular blood donor and: 1) be at least 16 years old 2) be in good health 3) weigh at least 110 pounds 4) have a good vein 5) refrain from taking aspirin, or products containing Aspirin or feldene, (piroxicam) for 48 hours prior to donating.
Always check with your local blood donation center first before going to donate.

In brief: Platelet Donation
A platelet donor using apheresis must meet requirements for a regular blood donor and: 1) be at least 16 years old 2) be in good health 3) weigh at least 110 pounds 4) have a good vein 5) refrain from taking aspirin, or products containing Aspirin or feldene, (piroxicam) for 48 hours prior to donating.
Always check with your local blood donation center first before going to donate.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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