Are you considering donating blood? Here is a step-by-step guide and a few tips to make your donation process run smoothly. The entire process will take an hour or less.
Before you donate . . .
Once you arrive at the center or drive you will show identification and fill out a brief health and travel history form.
After the mini exam, the actual donation will take less than 10 minutes.
Rest, relax, and enjoy a snack and drink before you leave.
Blood donation does not need to be a one-time thing. You can donate as often as every 56 days or eight weeks.
Georgia Health Policy Center
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University
55 Park Place, 8th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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