How blood donation actually works


How does blood donation actually work? In part one of our three-part series, we learn about the critical need for over 1.7 million blood donations annually in Australia and how each donation supports patients in need. Follow the journey of donated blood as we explore its components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Gain insights into blood types, compatibility factors, and the importance of matching donors and recipients for safe transfusions. We dispel common myths about blood donation and provide updates on eligibility criteria, including recent changes for donors.

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