The Blood Bank is concerned with the distribution (transfusion) of blood products that are collected from other individuals (or even the same individual prior to surgery) to patients who are deficient in these products.
Some of these products include:
Red blood cells
Whole blood (red cells and platelets together)
Coagulation factors (such as those deficient in Hemophilia)
The Donor program at the University Medical Center at Princeton collects blood from community members for transfusion to patients at the Medical Center. Each year, the Blood Bank distributes 4,000 units of blood to patients, 1/2 of which comes from generous and dedicated community members.
If you wish to donate blood, call 609-853-6870. You could save a life.
A unit of blood is about a pint or 350 cc's. It takes about 30 minutes to donate.
General good health
Age 17 and up. There is no upper age restriction, but older individuals may need clearance from the personal physicians.
Weight great than 110 lbs.
Not known to be anemic (but we test for this before taking the blood).
Dr. Jean Fede is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and board eligible in Internal Medicine. She is the Medical Director of the Blood Bank and Donor Services