02/18/2019 11:00 AM (CST)
Give the gift of life, donate blood!
Before the Donation
Donors complete a donor registration form each time they give blood. A confidential screening with a CBCO professional includes a mini physical. Your blood pressure, pulse, temperature and hemoglobin (iron level) are checked.
You will be asked to lie back and relax on a donor bed. The arm from which you donate is cleansed with antiseptic, and a sterile, single use needle is inserted to begin the blood donation. During the donation process, you will give about one pint of blood.
After the Donation
Following your donation, you will receive refreshments to help replace the fluids lost during the donation process. Donors also receive a complimentary cholesterol screening. Results are available approximately three to five days after your donation.