Giving blood is safe and easy. BloodSource follows strict national guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in everything we do. Sterile, disposable needles are used only once for each donation and the only blood you are exposed to is your own. The safety of our donors and the patients receiving blood is our top priority.
Donation at a Glance
Whether you give whole blood or are an automated donor, the donation process begins with an appointment at your nearest BloodSource Donor Center or BloodSource blood drive. Bring a photo ID such as your driver license or employee ID card, drink plenty of fluids and avoid oily/fatty foods 24 hours before donating. Donors giving platelets will be asked not to take aspirin-containing products 48 hours before donation.
When you arrive, you can expect:
Schedule an appointment to give blood at one of our convenient BloodSource Donor Centers located throughout Northern and Central California.
Find out what type of donation is most needed at this time, call 866.822.5663.
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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