What To Expect Before You
Giving blood is safe.
Only sterile, disposable equipment is used throughout the
donation process, which makes it virtually impossible to contact
a disease from donating blood.
Giving blood is easy.
A brief private physical examination of blood pressure, pulse,
temperature and an iron level measurement is conducted by
our staff followed by a review of health-related questions.
If the prescribed medical requirements are met, the blood
is collected followed by refreshments.
Giving blood is quick.
The actual donation takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
You may feel a pinch at first, but then it’s gone. While you
relax, all you have to do is gently squeeze a ball every few
seconds. Donating blood doesn’t hurt.
Giving blood is convenient.
You are encouraged to make an appointment that suits your
schedule – or you may simply walk in to any of our locations
at your convenience. Additionally, SCBB hosts nearly 1000
blood drives throughout the community all year long. You’re
sure to find a location close to where you live, work, worship,
shop or play.