Before You Donate

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To protect your confidentiality, family and/or friends cannot serve as interpreters during the screening process.  Please let us know in advance if you require translating services in advance, we will be more than happy to make arrangements for you (call or email).

Instructions for Blood Donors

  • The day before donation drink extra fluids. 
  • Eat a healthy meal at least four hours before donating.  
  • Do not fast. 
  • Bring I.D. with you (must have valid picture I.D.). 

Instructions for Platelet Donors

Individuals should not take any ibuprofen, aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication 48 hours prior to donating.  Platelet donors may need to be screened in advance.  

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