What to Expect When Donating
Step 1: Registration
We will sign you in and go over basic eligibility and donation information. You will read information about donating blood, and will be asked to show a donor card, driver’s license, or other form(s) of ID.
Step 2: Health History & Mini-Physical
There is a confidential interview to review your health history and recent travel locations. Your temperature, blood pressure, hemoglobin and pulse will be checked.
Step 3: The Donation
Your arm will be cleansed. A new sterile needle will be used to draw blood, which will feel like a pinch. It is over in seconds. The entire donation takes no more than 10 minutes, while you will be lying comfortably in a special adjustable bed.
Step 4: Refreshments
When done with your donation, we provide a snack and beverage. You are able to leave within 15 minutes and conduct all your daily activities, knowing you made a difference in the lives of fellow Cape Codders and contributed the equivalent of $300 in blood that otherwise would have to be purchased off Cape.