Donor Programs

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William Beaumont Army Medical Center is proud to offer the following services in order to better serve the Army and the surrounding community.

Blood Donor Program

The William Beaumont Blood Donor Center serves William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) and is part of the Armed Services Blood Program, which is an integral part in the United States Army supporting the Global War on Terrorism.

Mission

To offer quality blood services in support of global medical readiness during peacetime and combat operations.

Vision

To be a preeminent quality, cost effective blood system providing blood products, blood substitutes, and services wherever and whenever needed.

Platelet Apheresis Program

Apheresis is a unique blood donation process that allows a donor to give specific blood cells. One of those is called platelets. Platelets help blood coagulate, which is helpful in injuries. There is a much higher demand for platelets than for other blood products due to its short shelf life (5 days). An apheresis procedure takes about two hours, and the donor usually does not experience any weakness since the red cells are returned to the donor during the procedure. Platelets can be given up to 24 times per year.

DoD Bone Marrow Program

The William Beaumont Donor Center is a collection center for the CW Bill Young Bone Marrow program. Thousands of patients with life-threatening diseases are waiting for bone marrow transplants. Patients and donors must have matching tissue types for patients to receive bone marrow.

A small a swab is collected, from the mouth. It is then typed and placed on a national database. Most matches are found among people with a similar ethnicity. The Department of Defense and the National Bone Marrow Program cooperate to increase the national database of potential marrow donors. Registration in the program requires a five-minute history and small tube of blood.

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Donor Information

Call 915 742-6365 for more information or to make an appointment.