What is done with your blood after donation?
Blood banks store/preserve it either for testing or for transfusions.
Allogeneic Blood Donation. This is the blood donation type in which you voluntarily donate blood for storage. Replacement Blood Donation. This is the blood donation type in which you'll just donate an amount of blood and to be transfused to your family members. Apheresis Blood Donation. This is the blood donation in which your blood goes through a special type of machine and its components are separated. Autologous Blood Donation. The type of blood donation…
1) Allogeneic Blood Donation - A qualified blood donor donates blood for unknown recipient. The donation process in which a donor directly donates blood to a family member, relative or friend is called Directed Blood Donation. 2) Autologous Blood Donation - A person's blood is temporary preserved and will be transfused back at him after a surgery.
Immediately after blood donation, the cardiovascular system will be perfectly normal. Your body will replace its blood volume (as plasma) within 24 hours after donation. The bond marrow will replace the red blood cells in about 4 to 8 weeks, which is why you need to wait 8 weeks before donating whole blood again.