Explore Blood Types

You and your blood type are special! There are different ways to give that help you harness the power of your blood type to help patients the most.

Learn About Parts of Blood

A whole blood donation is separated into three parts (red cells, platelets and plasma) and given to patients based on their medical needs. You can also give just the part of blood patients need the most based on YOUR blood type! It's called an apheresis, or automated blood donation.

red cells

red blood cells





white cells

white blood cells