Getting Ready for your Donation
Make an Appointment
It always helps us to know in advance when you are coming in to make a donation.
Be sure to drink plenty of fluids the day of your donation.
Wear Something Comfortable
Wear clothing with sleeves that can easily be rolled up above the elbow.
Maintain a Healthy Level of Iron in Your Diet Before Donating
If possible, include iron-rich foods in your diet, especially in the weeks before your donation.
Bring a List of Medications You Are Taking
We will need to know about any prescription and/or over the counter medications that may be in your system.
Bring an ID
Please bring either your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification.
Bring a Friend
Bring along a friend, so that you may both enjoy the benefits of giving blood.
Blood donation is a simple and very safe procedure so there is nothing to worry about.