What is the general process for donating blood? - LifeSource


From registration to post-donation refreshment,s it takes approximately an hour to donate a unit of whole blood. Times may vary for other blood donations but the process remains the same:

1. Registration: Sign in and provide us with your name, date of birth, address and additional demographic information.

2. Medical Screening: Answer confidential medical history questions and complete a mini physical, including measuring blood pressure, temperature and pulse.

3. Blood Donation: Donate a unit of whole blood in approximately 10-15 minutes (no more than 20 minutes).  Other donation types may take longer.

4. Post-Donation Refreshments: Remain in our canteen for about 15 minutes, eating a snack and drinking plenty of decaffeinated fluids.

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