Blood Drive at Villa Walsh
Donate blood and save a life this January 6th from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Villa Walsh Academy.
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What to Expect
STEP 1: REGISTRATION
First, you will fill out a donor registration form with your name, date of birth, and contact information. You will answer a series of questions regarding disease history, medication usage, and recent travel. You must also show your photo ID or your NYBC Donor ID Card.
STEP 2: HEALTH HISTORY
Next, a technician will check your blood pressure, pulse and temperature. A drop of blood from your finger will be analyzed to measure the hemacrit level. If you meet all donor requirements, you move on to a donor bed.
STEP 3: DONATION
Lastly, a skilled, specially trained technician will draw your blood. It takes 10 - 12 minutes for a whole blood donation. Plan to spend about an hour donating blood. Plasma, platelet, and automated red cell procedures will take a little longer. You will give a little less than 1 pint of whole blood in a standard donation. The average adult has between 8 - 12 pints of blood and can easily spare one. In fact, your body replaces blood volume, or plasma, within 24 hours, and red cells within 4 - 8 weeks.
Your health is paramount. All materials, including the needle used for your donation, are new, sterile, disposable, and used only once by you for your blood donation. There is no risk of any disease transmission to a donor.
STEP 4: REFRESHMENTS
Following your donation you can relax and have a drink and snack in the refreshment area. Health professionals advise you to remain in the refreshment area for 10-15 minutes before leaving to resume your normal activities. They also don’t recommend lifting, pushing heavy objects, or engaging in strenuous exercise for 4 to 5 hours after your donation.
More information on donating blood can be found here.
Villa Walsh Academy
455 Western Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960