Why Donate Blood?

Why are blood donors important?

  • Blood donors save lives - each donation can help up to three hospital patients in their critical time of need.

  • There is no substitute for your donation - each and every time you give you make a difference.

  • More than 3,000 units of blood are needed each week to meet the needs of our hospital patients.
  • Nine out of ten people who live to the age of 70 will use blood during their lifetime, yet less than five percent of the eligible population donates blood.
  • In the United States, blood products that are transfused to hospital patients must be from an unpaid volunteer blood donor.

What are some of the benefits of becoming a blood donor?

With a single blood donation, you will do more to help others than most people do in a lifetime. In addition, LifeServe Blood Center rewards and thanks our donors with:

  • Blood Donor Identification Cards to track your donation history.

  • The ability to earn points for each donation for exclusive rewards available on our Online Store.
  • Special recognition for each donation milestone.
  • A mini-physical screening that checks blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and iron levels.


We want you to feel great after you’ve donated. Prior to your donation:

drink waterDrink plenty of fluids the night before and leading up to your donation - hydration is key to a positive experience.

eat good mealEat a good meal - do not donate on an empty stomach.

add more saltIncorporate a bit more salt in your meals and snacks on the day of your donation

plenty of restGet plenty of rest prior to your donation.


Four basic steps make up blood donation:

Registration. Donors will provide their information, signed Parental/guardian  permission form if necessary, and identification. 

History Screening. Donors will complete a series of health and lifestyle questions and receive a mini-physical to check temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and hemoglobin level.

Donation. Collecting a unit of blood - about one pint -  takes approximately 5-10 minutes. Donors may feel a slight pinch for a few seconds, but that is it!

Snacks. After the donation, donors will rest in the snack area and enjoy refreshments.