Due to coagulation and the depletion of important nutrients, donated blood has only a limited shelf-life: 7 days in the case of platelets, 42 to 49 days for red blood cells. Thus, a steady supply of donated blood is essential to ensure that hospitals have adequate blood reserves. Demand can vary from one blood type to another.
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You want to donate blood? Then simply use our appointment database and find blood donation appointments with reminder function in your area.
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