What do I have to do?

  1. As a blood donor you will be asked to complete a registration form and to read the educational pamphlet, "Important Information for Blood Donors."
  2. You will be registered into the computer system and given a "mini physical" by a technician. We will check and record your blood pressure, pulse and temperature.
  3. You will be asked to review the information printed on the Donor Record Form, and complete a brief medical history.
  4. Your iron level will be tested.
  5. A skilled, specially trained technician, using a sterilized needle, will draw approximately one pint of blood.
  6. After the blood has been drawn, you will be asked to relax for a few minutes and given some refreshments. You may then continue your normal activities.

Contact Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at: