Donating blood or platelets is one of the few things you can do to make an immediate, life-saving difference for others. See below to learn how you can prepare for your blood donation. Click here to learn about the different types of donations you can make.
Be sure to eat at your regular mealtimes and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating. We recommend that you not take aspirin, or products containing aspirin, for at least 72 hours before your scheduled appointment if you are donating platelets.
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