Winter weather has caused hundreds of lost donations over the weekend. Please give as soon as able. All types are needed, especially universal donors. For those eligible to donate, please find a Donor Center or mobile blood drive near you at www.bloodcenterimpact.org or by calling (800) 747-5401.
Giving blood is a great way to help change the world! We want you to feel great when you donate, and we understand you may not know what to expect when giving blood. Here's what you need to know about your blood donation ...
Donor Eligibility | Parental Consent Form | Spanish version
Get eight hours of sleep and eat a hearty (eggs, meat, leafy greens, fruit) evening and morning meal. To help stabilize your blood pressure, drink lots of water (and minimize caffeine). Your body will lose about two cups of fluid during donation, so being fully hydrated is important. Bring your photo ID (school ID, state issued ID, driver’s license or yearbook photo accepted) to present at your donation. If you are 16 years old, remember to get your parental consent form signed. (Consent Form - Spanish)
Enjoy some refreshments and relax while you hang out for about 10 minutes! Keep hydrating the rest of the day and limit exercise and physical activity. You just helped save lives...you deserve a break!
Let everyone know who just changed the world! Spread the word on social media and be sure to tag us! Be proud -- you just helped change the world, one pint at a time!
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