Miller Center

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Donate blood and help save lives!

When: Thursday, August 2nd at 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at The Miller Center on Court 1.

 

F.A.Qs

Who can donate?

Individuals who are 17 years of age or older, meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

How long does it take?

When appointments are made in advance, the process takes about an hour. The actual donation takes about eight to 10 minutes. The actual donation time for a double red cell donation is slightly longer and takes about an hour and a half from start to finish. Time is needed for registration, a mini-physical and health history interview, and refreshments following your donation.

How much blood is taken?

For blood donations, a little less than a pint of blood is drawn. Your body will replace the fluid loss in about 24 hours. Red blood cell replacement will begin immediately but will take place four to six weeks for completion.

How will I feel after donating?

Most people feel just fine. Eating a balanced meal and drinking plenty of fluids before your donation, thinking positively about your donation and knowing what to expect will all help. Regular activity can be resumed following the donation, although you should avoid heavy lifting for the remainder of the day.

 

For more information, contact Emily Long at emily.long@millerrec.org or call The Miller Center at (570)556-4191.

 

To sign up for the American Red Cross Blood Drive, click here.