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Why should I donate blood?

Nine out of 10 of us will need blood or a blood product at some time in our lives. And one out of every 10 hospital patients requires a transfusion. Although the average transfusion is three pints, some patients require more.

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Who can donate?

Donors must be between at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

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How long does it take to donate blood?

The actual donation takes about 5 minutes. The entire donation process, from registration to post-donation refreshments, takes about one hour.

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What do I need to bring with me to donate blood?

A photo ID, or two other forms of other identification including date of birth.