Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (hours may vary)
Phone: 847.723.8780 (appointments required)
Location: Center for Advanced Care, Second floor
The Apheresis Center, the only facility of its kind in the northwest suburbs, offers individuals a fast, convenient way to donate blood or platelets for cancer or transplant patients. The apheresis process separates blood into different components that are used to support many lifesaving medical treatments. All donations made at the Apheresis Center remain at Lutheran General Hospital.
Family members can come to the center to give direct-to-donor blood for patients who are undergoing cancer treatments at Lutheran General. In addition, the public is welcome to make blood or platelet donations at the center.
The apheresis center also handles stem cell collections for hospital patients, provides apheresis support for research study initiatives and is a collection site for the National Marrow Donor Program.