You can make a real difference
How your donated red blood cells help
Your blood donation essentials
How much blood do you give when you donate?
470ml. It's about 8% of the average adult's blood volume. Within 24-48 hours of donating, your body will have fully restored your blood volume.
How long does it take to donate?
10 minutes. But allow for an hour for the whole appointment, which includes meeting with a friendly staff member before your donation and having a complimentary snack and drink after.
How often can I give blood?
Every 12 weeks. If you're keen to donate more often, you can give plasma every two weeks.