Donating blood is a simple process. When you arrive at the Rita and Taft Schreiber Blood Donor Services facility, you will be greeted by our registration team where you will be asked to complete a donor history questionnaire. You will then be escorted to a private health screening room to review your questionnaire and have a minor health exam.
This entire donation process may take up to an hour although the actual time to donate one unit of blood is five to 10 minutes.
Those who donate platelets and plasma will need to set aside roughly two hours, as the process of separating the blood components takes longer.
Donating blood is safe. Sterile, disposable needles and supplies are used once and safely discarded after each donation. You cannot get HIV/AIDS or any other disease by donating blood.
After you donate, we ask that you remain in the facility for about 15 minutes, while we treat you to juice and snacks.