Schedule Your Donation!
Your donation with LifeServe will help save your neighbor, a friend, family member or a stranger on the street in YOUR community. Being a blood donor is important no matter who you donate with. The reason we encourage you to donate with us is: We are local and giving local matters.
Blood donations from healthy, volunteer blood donors are vital to maintaining the blood supply in your community. A variety donation options is offered at LifeServe Blood Center to guarantee the right product is available for hospital patients in need of lifesaving blood products.
Make sure you have an appointment! To ensure safe social distancing we are not accepting walk-in donors so we can ensure a safe environment for donors and our team members.
We look forward to taking care of you at your blood donation appointment. Additionally, we’re asking that donors check their temperature before coming to their appointment. Only donors with temperatures under 99.5 will be allowed to donate. If your temperature is higher than 99.5, please cancel your appointment and reschedule for a later date.
What to Expect
Donating Blood Is Safe, Simple and It Saves Lives!
There are several different types of donation procedures that allow you to safely donate life-saving blood products that patients depend on. Regardless of which donation procedure you choose, the donation process follows these simple steps each time you give blood. The entire donation process takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour.
Don’t forget! Save time at your donation by filling out your QuickPass the day of your donation.
Simple 4-Step Donation Process:
When you arrive at a donor center or mobile drive, a receptionist will take your name, address, telephone number and check photo identification. At this time you will also be asked to fill out a medical history form. All donors age 16 and 17 who have never donated blood with LifeServe Blood Center will need a signed Parental/Guardian Permission Form.
2. Donor History Screening
LifeServe Blood Center goes to great lengths to ensure your safety and comfort when donating. Donors can expect personalized attention, trust, care, attentiveness and a friendly atmosphere. As an added benefit, each donor gets a mini-physical that checks blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron levels.
3. The Donation
The needle is sterile, used only once and discarded immediately after use. You should feel only a slight pinch when the needle is inserted. Approximately one pint of blood is drawn through the needle into a plastic bag. The entire collection of blood takes only five to ten minutes. This procedure is safe and there is no risk of contracting any disease from donating blood.
After your donation is complete, you will need to rest for 15 minutes in the snack area where you will enjoy some light refreshments. Most donors experience no ill effects. It is important to increase your fluid intake following a donation. The fluid lost in the donation is replaced in 24 hours and the red cells are replaced in eight weeks.