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TEST PAGE | You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason.

  • Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend.
  • Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day.
  • Some believe it is the right thing we do.

Whatever your reason, the need for blood is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply.  And  you’ll feel good knowing you have helped change a life.

Some health benefits

You will receive a mini physical to check your:

  • Pulse
  • Blood pressure
  • Body temperature
  • Iron level

You will receive a blood type identification card which could save precious minutes in the event of an emergency.

What Can You Expect?

Come Prepared.

  • Have a light meal and plenty to drink.
  • Bring your photo donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification.
  • Bring the names of medications you are taking.

 

  Registration. Our staff and volunteers will sign you in and go over basic eligibility and donation information.
     
  Brief health history. You will fill out a brief health history questionnaire to help determine your eligibility to give on the day of your donation. This process is private and confidential. We will check your temperature, pulse, blood pressure and measure the number of red cells present in a sample of blood.
     
  Donation. The actual donation takes about 8-10 minutes, during which you will be seated comfortably. The process is safe and sterile. Red Cross staff and volunteers will be available if you have any questions.
     
  Refreshments. After donating, we will provide you with snacks and refreshments and a place to rest and relax for about 15 minutes.