When donating blood, the standard donation is approximately 450 mL, slightly less than half a litre or two cups. This represents a small portion of the blood in a person’s body, as the average adult has about 5 litres. The entire process takes just over an hour.
We are constantly making efforts to improve our donor experience. Keep visiting our website for the most the up-to-date information. For a quick overview of our donation process, watch our video.
After your donation is finished, rest on your chair for at least 5 minutes just to make sure you’re ok.
When your donation is finished, head to the refreshments area and relax for at least 15 minutes with a complimentary cool drink and a snack – many donors say this is their favourite part of the process!
This is the perfect time to book your next appointment using our GiveBlood app or online at blood.ca.