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 four 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?
To make an appointment to donate, please visit https://www.bostonchildrens.org/halfpints.