What happens to my blood after donation

After a person donates whole blood, the blood bank will follow a series of steps to process and prepare the blood for use in medical treatments. Here is a simplified explanation of the basic steps involved:

  1. Laboratory testing: After the donation is complete, the collected blood is sent to the laboratory for testing. This includes checking for infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, and syphilis. The blood is also typed to determine its ABO and Rh type.
  2. Component separation: Whole blood units are separated into its components - red blood cells, platelets, and plasma. This allows the blood bank to provide specific blood components to patients who need them.
  3. Storage: The separated components are stored in specialized refrigerators at the blood bank until they are needed for transfusion.
  4. Distribution: When a patient needs a blood transfusion, the blood bank will provide the appropriate blood component based on the patient's needs and blood type.

Packed RBC
It help patient who have anemia and significant bleeding
Stored at fridge temperature for 42 days
That mainly used for patient who drop their platelets count especially in sever bleeding , cancer patient on chemotherapy and some hematological disorder.
Stored at room temperature for only 5 days
Provide much help in patient who have some deficiency and lost of important coagulation factor
Stored frozen for 1 year