Be part of the Trauma Squad!
No one can predict when an accident will happen, but thankfully, the emergency Trauma Squad can help to increase the survival rate of trauma patients by ensuring trauma centers and hospitals are prepared to treat injured patients the minute they arrive in the emergency room.
Why Join Our Trauma Squad?
Save More Lives
By joining the program, you are helping to increase the survival rate of trauma patients during emergencies by donating your Low Titer Type O Whole Blood. This type of blood product is important because it is used in trauma situations which can expedite treatment, lead to better overall outcomes, and reduce the risk of a reaction occurring.
Give Families Hope
Every time you give blood, you change someone's future and restore hope to their families. Giving a total stranger another day to live is one of the most rewarding gifts you can give. This feeling will remain with you forever.
Badge of Honor
Earn recognition as a hometown hero and enjoy exclusive reward gifts.
Answer The Call
Since patients lives are dependent on your donation, it is important that you answer the call to give blood on a consistent basis.
FAQs on Low Titer Type O Whole Blood Donations
- What is a Low Titer Type O Whole Blood Donation?
A Low Titer Type O Whole Blood donation is a specific type of blood donation from O Type donors.
- Who is eligible to make Low Titer Type O Whole Blood Donations?
Type O male donors, Type O female donors who have never been pregnant, and Type O female donors who test negative for HLA antibodies and have not been pregnant since testing are eligible to donate. These are key factors in ensuring that the blood is safe for transfusion in addition to the normal eligibility requirements for blood donation.
- Who uses Low Titer Type O Whole Blood?
Low Titer Type O Whole blood is most commonly used in trauma settings where massive blood loss has occurred, such as hospital emergency rooms. The Low Titer Type O Whole Blood program was first implemented by the military because of the need for safe and immediate blood transfusions in the field. This program has shown advantages to also be used in the civilian world by providing whole blood for use in trauma situations. Around the country Low Titer Type O Whole Blood is also being stored on helicopters and first responder vehicles, as well as emergency rooms, to provide immediate care to trauma victims.
- How is your antibody titer status determined?
Anti-A and Anti-B antibodies are tested in our laboratory each donation to determine if the individual blood product contains a low titer of ABO antibodies.
- How often can you donate Low Titer Type O Whole Blood?
The donation interval is the same as a regular whole blood donation - 56 days.
- How do you become part of the Trauma Squad program?
Schedule your appointment to donate and ask to see if you are eligible to donate as part of the Low Titer Type O Whole Blood program. Currently, this type of donation is only available at our Christiana Donor Center.
Trauma Squad Enrollment
We are excited you decided to join our Trauma Squad! Your participation in this program will help change countless lives.