donations are tested for transmissible diseases in
support of patient safety.
|After your donation your blood is typed and
tested for hepatitis, HIV (the AIDS virus),
syphilis, and several other transmissible
conditions. Some test results may temporarily or
permanently prevent someone from donating blood.
If test results warrant counseling, NYBC's
clinicians, social workers and nurses provide it.
We also offer some added-value screening
to donors which are detailed under Community
pints of blood are separated into various
components (red cells, platelets, plasma) so
several patients can benefit. This activity
happens in our component labs, which are located
in Manhattan and Westbury.
testing, each blood component is labeled,
identifying the blood type and any other special
characteristics. Blood may be stored or frozen in
New York Blood Center for a period of time before
being transported to one of nearly 200 New York or
New Jersey hospitals we serve. However, we do
deliver blood products to hospitals on a daily and
Lastly, we urge all
donors to call us at (800)688-0900 if they feel
ill anytime following their donation, to report
any adverse donor reactions or if they become
aware of any information about their health that
would affect whether their donation should be