Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is offering donors a new opportunity to save lives – pheresis donations on the road.
KBC now has a bloodmobile dedicated to pheresis donations, a specialized donation procedure which was previously done only in KBC donor centers.
The KBC pheresis bus, making its first visit to Harrison County, will be at Harrison Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from noon to 6 p.m.
“We are pleased Harrison Memorial Hospital is hosting our new pheresis bus. We appreciate their partnership and support of this new life-saving venture,” said Martha Osborne, KBC’s Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment.
Many patients, based on their medical situations, require specific blood components, and pheresis donations fill that need because the donor can give a designated blood component, such as platelets, plasma or red cells.
Special equipment separates the selected blood component from whole blood and returns the rest of the blood back to the donor. The pheresis bus will be traveling throughout the region, making pheresis donation possible for many more donors.
To schedule a donation on the pheresis bus or to get more information, call 800-775-2522, ext. 3733 or 859-519-3733.