Note: Please eat before you donate. You should not be
When you arrive at the Blood Donor Center our staff will make
every effort to accommodate you as soon as possible. First, you
will be asked to complete the donor registration/medical history
The blood donation process takes approximately 30 minutes from
the time you check in to the time you leave. The actual blood
collection takes only about 10 minutes. For other donation types,
the process (from arrival to departure) takes approximately:
- 45 minutes to collect two units of red blood cells
- 90 minutes to collect apheresis platelets
After you donate, you'll be given a light refreshment.
You may donate every eight weeks (up to six times a year) at the
Blood Donor Center or a
mobile drive. No appointment is necessary.
During a typical month the Blood Donor Center must draw blood
from at least 2,500 donors to meet the blood needs of patients in
who can donate.