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Are there any side effects of Plateletpheresis donation?

Because plateletpheresis takes out only platelets and returns the other blood components to your body, many of the side effects some people have when they give whole blood are avoided.

Some donors feel a slight tingling sensations around their lips and nose when they donate platelets. This is a mild reaction to the blood anticoagulant used in the procedure and can be stopped if you tell the nurse. You also might feel a slight chill during donation. Please mention if you are cold so we can give you a blanket.