How does blood donation work?

Blood donations are usually as follows:

  1. Registration: An official personal document is required (identity card, passport, driving license or blood donor pass). To answer is then a donor questionnaire for health history.
  2. Medical examination: A personal consultation with the doctor and a short health check in which blood pressure and pulse are measured.
  3. Hemoglobin Control: The blood dye level and body temperature are determined to provide information about your ability to donate.
  4. Blood Collection: During the approximately ten-minute blood collection half a liter of blood flows into the applied blood bag.
  5. Blood donor pass: An initial donor will learn his blood type and blood type characteristics if he receives a blood donor and accident assistance certificate. That takes about three weeks.

What personally brings me a blood donation?

  • The proud feeling of having helped a person in a difficult life situation.
  • An own health check, because the blood is examined with each donation for illnesses.
  • Free determination of own blood type.
  • An accelerated regeneration of blood components (with regular blood donation) helps to overcome injuries or diseases faster.

Further information and dates for blood donations can be obtained by calling the free DRK Infoline 0800/1194911.

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