FAQ:1)How much Blood do I have in my body--The average adult has between 8-12 pints. You can easily spare one. 2) How much do you have to weigh--The minimum weight for donation whole blood is 110 lbs. 3) I have allergies, will that stop me from donating--You can donate unless you have a sinus or respiratory infection. 4) Can I eat before I donate--Yes, we prefer if you eat within 4 hours of donating. 5) What will I feel like after I donate--Most people feel fine. After donating, drink extra liquids. 6) How will my blood be used by patients--The unit of blood you give may be used to help save up to 3 lives, Red blood cells are used to treat patients who are anemic. Plasma can be used to treat patients in shock due to fluid loss as a result of burns and/or accidents. Platelets are used to help treat patients with leukemia. 6) CAN I GET AIDS FROM DONATING BLOOD--NO. THERE IS NO RISK OF GETTING AIDS OR ANY OTHER DISEASE FROM GIVING BLOOD. A brand new needle is used for each blood donation. Once it is used, the needle is destroyed.
PLEASE NOTE: FOR ANY BODY WHO TRIES TO DONATE, THEY WILL RECEIVE A GIFT BAG: