We ask that all patients be of good disposition, have current vaccinations, be healthy and weigh more than 55lbs. We blood type and screen all candidates. Once a successful candidate has passed the screening, we ask that they donate in advance at a convenient, prearranged time. Occasionally we need blood on an emergency case and our donors have been fabulous with coming in no matter when we need them!
Ideally, a donor will donate up to a maximum of 4 times per year.