Donate Blood

Donating Whole Blood

Did you know that with each whole blood donation, you can save up to 3 lives? Giving whole blood is the most common form of donation.

  • Approximately a pint of whole blood is collected.
  • Your blood is separated into various components – platelets, plasma and red blood cells which are used to help patients with a variety of needs.
  • Donating whole blood takes about an hour from sign-in to having a snack before leaving.
  • The actual donation takes only 5-10 minutes.
  • You can donate every 56 days.
  • With each donation, you earn MyBloodSource Rewards to redeem for great items at the MyBloodSource store. You can also schedule your next donation appointment and check on your pre-donation health stats – sign up today!


Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an appointment to give blood at one of our convenient BloodSource Donor Centers located throughout Northern and Central California.

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There are many opportunities to donate blood and help patients in need. Learn about the different donation opportunities including whole blood, platelets and plasma.

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