Spring Blood Drive
How to Enhance Your Experience
Although you probably know that there are good reasons to give blood, if you haven't donated before, it's normal to be a little nervous. To help ensure that you have a pleasant experience, please read through the suggestions below.
A Quick Overview
If you have never donated blood before, you are probably wondering what you can expect. Although the actual blood draw takes only a few minutes, the entire donation process may take an hour or more.
Registration: Present your photo ID card and read information sheet. (5 mins.)
Health History: Provide basic demographic and health information and mini exam. (15 mins.)
Hydration Station: Drink water or other beverage prior to your donation. (5 mins.)
Donation: Begin process, squeeze ball to keep blood flowing, complete donation. (25 mins.)
Revitalization: Relax with a snack and drink. All Done! You've helped save a life! (10mins.)
After Donation: Avoid strenuous physical activity or heavy lifting for a few hours.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MISSISSIPPI BLOOD SERVICES
Visit www.msblood.com The blood service that starts with Mississippi.