It takes about an hour to go through all of the steps to donate Whole Blood and a little longer for other donation types:
At registration you will give your name, date of birth, address and other demographic information.
Medical screening will include answering confidential medical history questions, getting a finger stick to get a hemoglobin check from a drop of blood and receiving a blood pressure, temperature and pulse check.
You will donate a unit of whole blood through a needle in your arm in about 10 minutes. This step may take longer for different donation types.
After your donation you will relax for 15 minutes and enjoy refreshments.