Yes. Blood and plasma are collected through a new sterile needle that is used once, then discarded. Centers also have enhanced COVID-19 safety and cleaning procedures in place.
Only for a moment. Many people find that the slight initial pinch is relatively painless.
Plasma is the clear yellow liquid portion of blood that remains after red and white cells, platelets, and other cellular components are removed. It is used to create life-changing therapies.
Yes, but in many countries, the precautionary waiting period between getting a tattoo and donating is 6-12 months.
Plasma is replaced within about 24 hours. Red cells need between 4 and 6 weeks to be replaced.
FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT: Kim Modory, Abbott Media
Please be aware that the website you have requested is intended for the residents of a particular country or region, as noted on that site. As a result, the site may contain information on pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other products or uses of those products that are not approved in other countries or regions.
The website you have requested also may not be optimized for your specific screen size.
Links which take you out of Abbott worldwide websites are not under the control of Abbott, and Abbott is not responsible for the contents of any such site or any further links from such site. Abbott is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Abbott.
The website that you have requested also may not be optimized for your screen size.