Blood Donation Center

The UNC Health Care Blood Donation Center was founded in 1997 to help supply UNC Medical Center patients with blood products, such as plasma and platelets, from volunteer donors.

Patients of all ages, from birth to the elderly, may benefit from a blood donation. These donations may be used for a variety of reasons, including surgery, inherited bleeding disorders or the treatment of cancer.

Currently, the UNC Health Care Blood Donation Center specializes in the collection of platelets and plasma by apheresis. During apheresis, blood is drawn from the donor’s arm and passed through a machine which separates platelets and plasma from the rest of the blood. Once the platelets or plasma is collected, the remaining blood is returned to the donor.

If you meet the donor eligibility requirements and would like to make a donation, schedule an appointment online or call (984) 974-8290.