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By taking a little extra time to give an automated MAX donation,
you can better serve hospital patient’s needs by targeting
the specific blood components needed most.

MAX Chart

MAX DonorAdvanced blood collection technology at UBS lets donors give the optimum combination of blood components based on current patient need and the donor’s blood type.

In all automated donations, your whole blood goes into a machine where the blood components are separated. A self-contained, one-time-use “blood donation kit” is used for every automated donation to ensure the process is completely closed and no blood touches the machine parts, making the process 100% safe for every donor.

During the automated process, certain blood components are separated out and stored in transfusion bags (part of the kit), while other components are returned to you, along with some saline solution. Most automated donations take a smaller blood volume from donors than whole blood donations.

MAX MachineFor more information about giving a MAX Donation, see the front desk at your United Blood Services donor center. Schedule your appointment online as a Power Red or Platelet donation at


Schedule your next appointment online,
or by calling 1-877-UBS-HERO (827-4376).

If you have been told previously by United Blood Services or another
blood center that you should never donate blood, please do not
consider this message as an invitation to donate. The Cape
electronic newsletter is intended as an informational resource
for all friends of Arizona's blood supply.