Autologous Donation

What is an autologous donation?

Donation of your own blood (usually red blood cells) prior to planned (non-emergency) surgery is available with the request of your physician.

How do I know if I’m able to donate for myself?

A request for an autologous donation must be made by your physician.

Requirements for autologous donation

Donations must be made within a specific time frame (no less than 5 days and no more than 30 days prior to surgery). Donations must be scheduled in advance through the special donations department.

Does an autologous donation have a fee?

An autologous donor processing fee applies.

How do I make an appointment to donate?

Once the procedure has been approved, the special donations department will facilitate the scheduling of this appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted for autologous donations.