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Following the (Donated) Blood Trail: Jeremy Puckett

July 28, 2021 Jim Sanville Episode 70
The Royal PalmCast
Following the (Donated) Blood Trail: Jeremy Puckett
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The Royal PalmCast
Following the (Donated) Blood Trail: Jeremy Puckett
Jul 28, 2021 Episode 70
Jim Sanville

Ever wonder what happens to blood after you donate it? We've got the answers. 

On this episode, we talk with Jeremy Puckett, Blood Center supervisor for Lee Health in Fort Myers, Fla., who walks us through the processing and distributions steps. He says that among the pieces of equipment used in the process are machines that look like giant washing machines, and even a device that resembles an alligator jaw. 

We also learn that red blood cells — once they're separated from whole blood — will last 42 days at optimal storage conditions. Plasma lasts for up to a year. Skittish about donating? Relax! Jeremy also has tips to put your mind at ease so you can join the millions of Americans who regularly donate blood for their communities. 

Host: Jim Sanville. Producer: Jerry Johnson. 

Show Notes

Ever wonder what happens to blood after you donate it? We've got the answers. 

On this episode, we talk with Jeremy Puckett, Blood Center supervisor for Lee Health in Fort Myers, Fla., who walks us through the processing and distributions steps. He says that among the pieces of equipment used in the process are machines that look like giant washing machines, and even a device that resembles an alligator jaw. 

We also learn that red blood cells — once they're separated from whole blood — will last 42 days at optimal storage conditions. Plasma lasts for up to a year. Skittish about donating? Relax! Jeremy also has tips to put your mind at ease so you can join the millions of Americans who regularly donate blood for their communities. 

Host: Jim Sanville. Producer: Jerry Johnson.