After a blood donation, the donor’s blood is collected in a bag and sent to a blood processing center for processing and testing. The following is the general blood donation follow-up process:
- Bag Marking: Blood bags will be labeled with the donor’s name, gender, age, date of donation and donation number.
- Blood processing: The collected blood will be filtered and centrifuged to separate the different components such as red blood cells, plasma and platelets. 3.
- Virus testing: After the blood is processed, the blood is tested for viruses to ensure its safety. Commonly used virus tests include HIV, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, etc. 4.
- Storage and distribution: After testing, qualified blood components are stored in a refrigerator for distribution to hospitals or other institutions as needed.
- Use: The stored blood components will be used in patients who need blood transfusion, such as in cases of surgery, trauma, or blood loss shock.
The entire blood donation process requires strict adherence to health and safety standards to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the blood components. It is also necessary to protect the privacy and rights of the blood donor.