We know you’ll enjoy meeting ALYX. Many donors feel better after
an ALYX donation. The process takes just 20-25 minutes, it requires
a smaller needle than a typical donation and fluid is replaced back
into the body, which reduces tiredness and the feeling of dizziness
some donors experience.
Can I donate on ALYX?
ALYX donors must have a higher level of iron than needed for a
typical blood donation. Because of critically short supply, ALYX is
recommended for donors with types O, B and A-negative. The FBC
technician will be able to help you make the best decision for your
donation. Men and women have different total blood volumes. So,
males must be at least 5’1” tall and weigh at least 130 pounds to
donate on ALYX. Women must be at least 5’5” tall and weigh at least
150 pounds. These requirements are set by the U.S. Food and Drug