When You Need a Transfusion
Where Does the Blood for Transfusion Come From?
Prior to donation, Blood Center staff screens the medical and social histories of these blood donors to ensure that they are healthy and to identify any who are at increased risk of transmitting infectious diseases. Donors who do not pass this thorough screening are deferred from donating blood.
After it is collected, the blood is sent to the Blood Center laboratory where various screening tests are performed.
The Blood Center’s first responsibility is to ensure an adequate supply of blood for patients in our region.
Transfusion: What You Should Know
If you have questions contact your physician, or call the Puget Sound Blood Center Transfusion Information Line, at 206-292-1840.