Telephone: 0845 90 90 999
Before coming along to donate
Please ensure you have something to eat and
drink before you visit.
You will be asked to read the Donor Information
Leaflet and fill in a Donor Health
If you are a new donor, you will also have a brief
chat with a nurse. This is simply to check you are in
good health and that giving blood will not harm you or the
patient who receives your donation.
Testing your haemoglobin (iron) level
To make sure your body can spare a pint of blood,
your haemoglobin level needs to be tested. This is done by taking a
small sample of blood from your finger.
Now it's time to give your donation
Your donation will take 10 to 15 minutes to collect.
We aim to take 470mls of blood, with additional samples for
testing. This may sound like a lot but it is less
than a pint in total.
After a short rest, a drink and some biscuits, that's
Find your nearest session.
Becoming a blood donor is quick and simple.
Ensure you don’t have a wasted journey.