Before you donate blood

Please ensure that you:

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  • Recover: Wait until you are fully recovered from a cough, cold or sore throat - what may mildly affect you, could seriously harm a patient.
  • Eat and hydrate: Ensure you have eaten during the four hours prior to donation and drink lots of water or fruit juice before coming in to donate. This will reduce the possibility of you experiencing after-effects from donating (e.g. fainting) and will assist in a better blood flow at the time of donation.
  • Bring appropriate ID with you.
  • Check you are eligible:
  • Book an appointment:
    • By calling us on 0800 GIVE BLOOD (0800 448 325)
    • Online

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