CAN I DONATE?
Healthy individuals who weigh at least 110 pounds and are 17 years and older, or are 16 years old with written parental consent
, may donate whole blood with Shepeard. Female donors must have a minimum hemoglobin of 12.5. Male donors must have a minimum hemoglobin of 13.0.
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 your volunteer blood donation with Shepeard can be transfused into patients in one of the 20 local hospitals or the regional burn center right here where we all live and work.