CAN I DONATE?
Healthy individuals who weigh at least 110 pounds and are 17 years and older, or are 16 years old with a Shepeard Blood Center signed parental consent form, may donate with Shepeard. Female donors must have a minimum hematocrit of 38. Male donors must have a minimum hematocrit of 39.
If you have blood type A, B or O, you may be a great candidate for donating platelets. Platelets are used to help cancer patients and some patients with blood diseases. You can donate platelets with Shepeard every two weeks.
If you have Type AB blood, you may be a great candidate for donating plasma. Plasma is used for treatment of burn victims and some trauma victims.
A Word About Donating Plasma With Shepeard:
When you donate plasma with Shepeard, your donation does the most good. This is because paid plasma donations are rarely, if ever, transfused into patients in hospitals. Shepeard is the only provider of blood and blood products to 21 local hospitals & 3 emergency helicopter services for the state of Georgia, right here where we all live and work.