Blood Drive

Two Ways to Give.....

Whole Blood



This is the most common type of donation, during which approximately a pint of 'whole blood' is given. The blood is separated into transfusable components – red cells, plasma, platelets and/or cryoprecipitated AHF. This type of blood donation usually takes about an hour, though the actual donation takes about 8-10 minutes. This type of blood donation usually takes about an hour, though the actual donation takes about 8-10 minutes.

Double Red Cell



Double red cell donation is similar to a whole blood donation. If you meet certain criteria, double red cell donation allows you to safely donate two units of red cells during one appointment as an automated donation process. It is as safe as whole blood donation. Female donors must have a hight of at least 5'5" and weigh at least 150lbs. Male donors must have a hight of at least 5'1" and weigh at least 130lbs. Double red cell donations take approximately 30 minutes longer than a whole blood donation and allow you to give two units of red cells.