Donate Blood

Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. The donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about 30 minutes. The donation itself is only about 8-10 minutes on average.

Before Donating Blood

Eat something substantial before you donate blood. Have plenty of liquid the day before donation, especially in warm weather. In the 3 hours before donating, have at least 3 to 4 good-sized glasses of water/juice.

Physical Health check-up

Volunteers will be examined by a doctor to answer some questions about your health history along with blood pressure and hemoglobin level will be checked.

Blood Donation at our blood bank

Particular area of the arm to be cleaned and insert a brand new sterile needle for the blood draw. This feels like a quick pinch and is over in seconds.

The actual donation takes about 8-10 minutes, during which donor will be seated comfortably.

When a unit of blood (350 – 450 ml) has been collected, the donation is complete.

A staff person will place a bandage on your arm.


All equipment is sterile needles are used only once and then discarded. In the great majority of individuals, a donation of 450 ml is less than 10% of total body volume and may be given safely every 3 months. Generally body keeps on discarding and replenishing blood all the time whether a donor give blood or not, so this amount is quickly replenished.

After Donation

Relax & refresh - Donor can have something to eat and drink in and relax for about 15-20 minutes before departing. Within 24-48 hours your blood volume is completely restored.

Drink plenty of water, fruit juice etc. and avoid alcohol for 8 hours after you’ve given blood. Avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting with the ‘donating arm’ for 24 hours after you’ve given blood. If donor become unwell in any way after giving blood, speak to the doctor in-charge straight away.

Donate Blood Again

Whole blood donors can give blood again after 3 months.

Apheresis plasma or platelet donors can give blood in around 2-3 weeks’ time.

Availability of Blood

Blood Group A+ A- B+ B- AB+ AB- O+ O-

Who Cannot Donate Blood

There are certain conditions that prevent a person from donating blood temporarily or permanently. Among the temporary conditions are:-

Persons with the following conditions are not allowed to donate blood anytime:-