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How Often Can I Donate?

Whole blood donors are eligible to donate blood every 56 days (8 weeks).

Double Red Cell donors are eligible to donate every 112 days (16 weeks).

Apheresis donors can give platelets every two weeks and plasma every 28 days. Whole blood donors who might choose to also make Apheresis donations can give platelets three days after making a whole blood donation.

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