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What happens when you give blood?

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When you come in to donate you'll be welcomed by our staff and will go through the following steps

  • Arrival - please bring your donor card and at least one form of photo ID. You’ll be asked to complete a donor questionnaire, which asks about your general health and is completely confidential. It is designed to protect both you and the person who receives your blood.
  • Interview - each time you donate, you will be interviewed by a staff member and given a health check which includes checking your haemoglobin level and blood pressure.
  • Giving blood - you should allow about 1 hour from start to finish but the process of donating takes about 5-10 minutes
  • Relax and refresh - afterwards, you’ll be able to relax in our refreshment area with a bite to eat and a drink. Within 24-48 hours of donating, your blood volume is completely restored.