When donating blood, the standard donation is approximately 450 mL, slightly less than half a litre or two cups. This represents a small portion of the blood in a person’s body, as the average adult has about 5 litres. The entire process takes just over an hour.
We are constantly making efforts to improve our donor experience. Keep visiting our website for the most the up-to-date information. For a quick overview of our donation process, watch our video below.
Looking after your health is important. On the day of your donation, there are a few extra things to do.
Make sure you drink lots of water; eat a healthy meal and get a good night’s sleep.
Have a salty snack and 500 mL of water just before you donate.
Make sure to bring valid ID
Donated before? Please bring your blood donor card.
First-time donating or can’t find your card? Bring ID that is government-issued with your full name and date-of-birth. We’ll then order you a blood donor card for next time.
You might want to do a quick eligibility check before coming in. Take our quiz!
Please bring a list of the names of your medications to your donation appointment. If you cannot remember the names of your medications, please contact your pharmacist.
Please note that children of donors are permitted inside collection events. Unsupervised children who are 10 years of age or older and children under the age of 10 who are accompanied and supervised by a third person of at least 12 years of age are welcome to wait in the refreshment area.