It’s National Blood Donor Month

Make a difference during National Blood Donor Month!

Make a difference in someone’s life and donate blood this month. January is National Blood Donor Month! Every two seconds someone is in desperate need of blood; by donating blood you could save up to three lives. Be a hero and donate! Before you donate there are a few things to know.


You need to be eligible to donate blood. The basic requirements are based on your age, weight, and general health.

  • You must be at least 17 years old (some states permit 16 year olds) and have parent permission if you’re a minor.
  • You must weigh at least 110 lbs.
  • You must be in good general health.

These eligibility requirements are vital to keeping you and blood recipients safe. If you’ve gotten a tattoo or piercing lately, are taking medications, or have traveled to a foreign country recently, be sure to check the full eligibility requirements before you decide to donate.

The Day Before.

The day before you donate there are a few preparations that you should make: be sure to drink lots of water, eat foods with lots of iron to fill you with more oxygen-carrying red blood cells, and be sure to get a good night’s sleep.

The Donation.

Before you head over to the donation center, make sure that you wear loose clothing and you bring an I.D. Also be sure to bring a list of any medications. You’ll check in, fill out some paperwork, have a min-physical just to make sure you’re healthy, and then you’ll be good to donate. After the process, you’ll get plenty of snacks to help you refuel.

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