Donating blood, plasma or platelets?
Why should I give blood, plasma or platelets? That’s easy: because you’ll be helping to save lives! Every day hundreds of people need blood, for example after an accident, childbirth or an operation, or because they are sick. Sometimes even unborn babies require blood transfusions.
To be able to help everyone who needs it, we need as many donors as possible. There is simply no alternative: artificial blood isn't an option.
Just one donation could help a number of different people!
By donating one bag of blood, you'll be helping more than one patient. Today, a patient will only be given the individual blood component he or she needs so the blood you donate is separated into three products: plasma, red blood cells and platelets.