WHOLE BLOOD

The most common type of donation is a whole-blood donation. During a whole-blood donation all parts of the blood are collected simultaneously, or as a whole, from your arm vein and transferred into a bag specially designed to store blood.

A Whole Blood Donation is the ideal donation:

If the ideal donation/technology is not available.

How long does it take?

A whole-blood donation takes about 1 hour to complete from registration to canteen. This time can vary based on the donor.

How often can I donate Whole Blood?

You can donate whole blood every 8 weeks, or 56 days.

Why Donate Whole Blood?

Giving a whole-blood donation is an easy, convenient way to make a lifesaving difference in your community. In an hour’s time, you could give someone a lifetime!

In that short amount of time, your single, whole-blood donation can assist multiple patients in our community. 

 

DONOR BENEFITS

Feel good factor: You can leave knowing that you just helped save at least one person’s life!

ELIGIBILITY

All volunteer whole-blood donors must:

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Weigh at least 115 pounds and
  • Be in general good health.

All 15- and 16-year-olds require parental consent prior to donating.

Download the Consent form here

Spanish consent form here

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