How to Prepare for a Great Donor Experience

Donating blood at your local Connecticut Blood Center is a safe, simple, and satisfying experience. Your donation helps give life to the millions of Americans each year who require blood transfusions during surgery, after an accident, or because they have a disease that requires blood components.

There are many different ways to donate the lifesaving gift of blood.

The process for whole blood donations usually takes about 45-60 minutes.

What to Expect When You Give Blood

After your first donation, or upon request, you will receive an official CTBC Donor ID Card. You may use this card as an acceptable form of identification when you donate blood.