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Services at CHOC Children's :: Blood Donor Requirements & Preparation
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Blood Donors Must:

  • Be in good health
  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Have no history of hepatitis or AIDS
  • Have no history of chest pain or cardiac surgery

   
On the Day of Donation, Blood Donors Must:

  • Bring a photo ID to the donor center
  • Be free of cold and flu symptoms
  • Eat a good meal within three hours of donating
  • Have medications and medical conditions reviewed by the donor center staff
  • Not have taken any aspirin, aspirin products or ibuprofen within 48 hours of donating platelets 

When you come to Donate:

  • We will ask you questions about your medical history
  • We will check your temperature, pulse, blood pressure and blood count for anemia
  • Highly trained medical staff and nurses collect the blood product from your arm while you watch television, see a video, read a book or just relax
  • You will be given post-donation instructions and refreshments before you leave
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