Donate Whole Blood

When blood is collected, it still contains all of the blood components; thus it is called "Whole Blood."  A short 30-minute whole blood donation can help as many as 4 children.

  • Whole blood is the most common type of donation.
  • Donations can be made every 56 days.
  • To ensure a positive donation experience appointments are encouraged.

How do I prepare?

On the day of donation:

  • Make sure you are well hydrated.
  • Make sure you eat a meal prior to donating.
  • Bring a photo ID with you.

 Who can I help?

DONOR TYPE RECIPIENT TYPE
O+ O+, A+, B+, AB+
O- All types
A+ A+, AB+
A- A+, A-, AB+, AB-
B+ B+, AB+
B- B+, B-, AB+, AB-
AB+ AB+
AB- AB+, AB-