Whatever your reason, the need for blood is constant and you will feel good knowing your donation can help save lives.
Everyone enjoys the great feeling of helping save lives!
Registration — You will sign in, show an ID, and be asked to read some required information.
Health History and Mini-Physical — Answer some questions online or in a private interview, and receive a general health check. The results of your mini-physical will be available in your online blood donor account or on the Blood Donor App.
The Donation — You'll be seated comfortably while a pint of blood is drawn. The actual donation only takes 8-10 minutes.
Refreshment and Recovery — After donating, you can enjoy a snack and a drink for 10-15 minutes before resuming your day. The entire donation process takes about an hour.
Testing — Your blood is tested and sent to a patient in need. Learn more about blood testing after your donation.
Many people are reluctant to make their first blood donation, but once they do, they find the donation process to be easy and gratifying. Learn more about common concerns »
Select a donation type and find a time that works for you.
Eat iron-rich foods, such as red meat, fish, poultry, spinach, etc.
Save time by starting your RapidPass® on the day of your donation.
Please bring your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification.
Drink an extra 16 oz. of water before your appointment.
Travel, medications and other factors may affect your eligibility. Check in advance.
Bring your favorite music or a friend to relax and enjoy the donation experience.
Find a convenient blood drive near you and schedule an appointment to donate today.
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