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Donating 101

  Blood donation is an integral part of the health and well being of the community. The need is constant, and there is no substitute for volunteer blood donations.

Every 2 seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion. And, each donation can help save up to three lives. Read below to learn more about donating.

 Tips for a Successful Donation

  • Drink plenty of water so you are well-hydrated before donating.  
  • Bring a donor card, driver's license or two other forms of ID with you to verify your age.
  • Have a healthy meal before you donate and try to avoid fatty foods. 
  • Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.
  • If you are taking any medications, bring a list of those with you.

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