Never Donated Blood Before?
Donating blood is fast, easy, and rewarding. Even if you’re nervous about it, there’s no reason to be. In this video, these experienced donors will put your mind at ease. Donate today. You’ll be helping to save people’s lives!
SMCC BLOOD DRIVE Feb. 22 1-8PM
February 22 – 1 to 8 PM
Please come donate blood.
807 Old Fort Road – Spring Mountain Community Center
FOR APPOINTMENTS: Please call Mary Ann at 828 712 6857
About Your Blood Donation If you’re donating whole blood, we’ll cleanse an area on your arm and insert a brand new sterile needle for the blood draw. (This feels like a quick pinch and is over in seconds.) Other types of donations, such as platelets, are made using an apheresis machine which will be connected to both arms.
A whole blood donation takes about 8-10 minutes, during which you’ll be seated comfortably or lying down. When approximately a pint of whole blood has been collected, the donation is complete and a staff person will place a bandage on your arm. For platelets, the apheresis machine will collect a small amount of blood, remove the platelets, and return the rest of the blood through your other arm; this cycle will be repeated several times over about 2 hours.
Tip: There are many ways to make a difference by donating blood. Learn About Types of Donations.
Refreshment and Recovery Recovery After Blood Donation
After donating blood, you’ll have a snack and something to drink in the refreshment area. You’ll leave after 10-15 minutes and continue your normal routine.
Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment knowing you are helping to save lives. Take a selfie, or simply share your good deed with friends. It may inspire them to become blood donors.
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