Did you know that researchers worldwide need blood sample donations to help advance scientific discoveries for cancer and other diseases?
Luckily, the HemaCare Donor Center in Memphis makes donating easy and hassle-free, putting donors in the front seat of finding potential cures.
Health Requirements and Donation Frequency
To donate, a person must be in good health and meet specific requirements. This means that all potential donors undergo a verbal screening and health check, where they receive immediate feedback on their donation suitability. The verbal screening consists of a series of questions required by regulatory agencies to determine eligibility for donation. The health check involves basic measurements such as heart rate, height, and weight. It also requires nominal amounts of blood to be drawn by a phlebotomist to gauge whether a potential donor’s overall blood composition is adequate to provide a quality donation for researchers.
Your blood provides the cellular materials scientists need to research cancer, infectious disease, autoimmune, and other disease treatments. Using your blood cells, scientists can create cutting-edge therapies such as CAR-T immunotherapy and life-saving vaccines.
Researchers at universities, drug and health companies, and other blood centers around the world can use your blood to conduct studies that will move the needle forward on our collective understanding of human disease and other health issues.
The entire process can take one to four hours, is virtually painless, and can even potentially include compensation of up to $600 for the donor’s time and effort. Plus, it takes your body about 500 calories to replace blood after a donation, so treat yourself to an indulgence of your choice and HemaCare’s complimentary snacks.
Blood cannot be manufactured, so hospitals, doctors, and donation centers rely on people like you to take an active part in paying it forward.
It feels good to do good.
To donate, visit Hemacaredonorcenter.com to get started.