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Donation types

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What donation type should you make?

Several kinds of blood donation are needed to keep the blood supply strong.

Whole blood donations, as well as plasma and platelet donations are used to make different blood products, which help unborn babies, burns victims and people with cancer, leukaemia and other serious illnesses. 

  • Your blood type helps determine which type of donation is the best use of your blood.
  • Please note that if you want to make a plasma or platelet donation you will need to have given at least one successful whole blood donation in the past 2 years.
  • If you don't know your blood type book an appointment to donate whole blood. After you’ve donated and your blood has been tested, you’ll receive a donor card with your blood group on it.

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