Did you know?
"One donation can save up to 8 premature babies"
What to expect
Before giving blood please make sure you have had plenty to drink and something to eat. You should allow about 1 hour to give blood.
When you arrive at our blood donation clinic you will be asked to fill in a Donor Health Questionnaire and read some information about giving blood. You will then have a confidential discussion with a blood collection assistant about your general health and the answers on your Donor Health Questionnaire.
We take a small drop of blood from your fingertip to make sure you are not anaemic (short of iron). Once all the checks have taken place and as long as you are fit and well, you will be asked to give your donation. This part only takes about 10 minutes.
After you have given blood, we will ask you to rest for a short while and then have some light refreshments before you leave.
After giving blood we recommend that you drink plenty of fluids, avoid alcohol and avoid any strenuous activity for approximately 8 hours.
If you feel unwell or have any concerns following giving blood please call the Welsh Blood Service on 0800 25 22 66
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