Donation Process


When you sign in, let CBC staff know if this is your first time giving blood. Staff will give you a clear breakdown of the process.


You will be directed to a private screening booth where staff will ask about your health and travel history. Donation staff will also check your:

  • Temperature
  • Pulse
  • Blood pressure
  • Hemoglobin level (small blood sample)

After screening, you’ll head to the blood donation area where you’ll recline in a comfortable donor chair. Donations take typically about 8 to 10 minutes

  • Certain types of donations, such as platelets and plasma, may take longer.

Please enjoy a snack and beverage after you donate. After 15 minutes, you are able to leave!