Every time you donate blood, you are required to bring along an identity document (identity card, passport) that you present upon registration.

After registrying, the concentration of haemoglobin in your blood will be checked and your AB0 blood group identified. Together, we will go through a medical questionnaire and take your blood pressure. Based on the measurements performed, and the medical questionnaire, a decision is made as to your eligibility for donating blood. Blood is drawn for 5 to 10 minutes and is normally not painful. The injection site should remain dressed with a compression bandage for at least another two hours after the collection.



After giving blood, you are invited for refreshments in the dining room, where you will stay for at least 20 minutes, so that we can make sure that you feel well. On the day blood is donated, donors are advised to rest and not engage in strenuous activities, e.g. sports activities, hard work, work at a height, diving, marathon and so on. It is recommended that donors drink plenty of liquid and rest. The body replaces cells within a few days after blood is drawn, while plasma is replaced as early as within a few hours after the donation.