Types of Tissue Donations

Types Of Tissue Donations

There are all types of ways of providing worthwhile donations to people in need. Tissue donations can help save lives or provide much-needed treatment support. At Phoenix Sperm Bank, we are a  sperm bank and this is just one type of tissue donation that provides treatment support.

We’re going to take a look at different types of tissue donations that are beneficial for a wide range of individuals.

Blood Donations

Blood donations are probably the most well-known type of tissue donation. Blood drives are hosted throughout Phoenix year long. There are increases in blood donation drives during times of national emergency as the need increases. Blood donations are used to replenish blood supply to use in the treatment of people who are in a medical crisis. In some cases, individuals need routine blood transfusions due to ongoing medical conditions.

Plasma Donations

Plasma donation is another type of blood donation. Plasma is a component of whole blood, however, during a plasma donation you are only donating the plasma portion, while the red blood cells are recycled back to you. Plasma contains platelets that help stop someone from bleeding. Plasma donation can be used as a treatment to control bleeding during emergency situations.

In addition to helping people who need these types of donations for treatments, donors are also often compensated.

Sperm Donations

Sperm donations are used in a wide range of treatments that ultimately aid in couples and individuals becoming parents. They need sperm donations because they themselves, or a partner do not make sperm. Another situation would be an individual or partner who does produce sperm, but they are also a carrier of a genetic condition that they do not want to risk giving to an offspring.

Donors help couples and individuals become parents and are also compensated for their time and effort. You can read more about the benefits for the donors at Phoenix Sperm Bank.

Living Organ Donation

Organ donation can be done as either a living donor or after death. We’ll talk about living donations. The most common type of living organ donation is kidney and partial liver. Other types include bone marrow and skin. These types of donations can be painful and require surgery and some time to heal. But these are very worthwhile and save many lives. Donors are required to match with a recipient to reduce the chance of organ rejection. You can register on sites like Be The Match to find out if you are a match for anyone in need.

The similarities between all the ways of donating include the importance of each of these donations. Without the donors, individuals and families are left without treatment options, and the need is always present.

If you are interested in helping by becoming a sperm donor you can reach out to our Donor Coordinator at (602) 888-7255 or message us.