Blood donation process

  1. Overview


Donating blood is a simple process. The entire process takes about 45 minutes for whole blood donation and up to 90 minutes for apheresis donation.


Watch this video for a virtual tour of the blood donation process at Bloodbank@HSA. 


Donation process

To get an idea of what to expect, refer to the following:

Donation safety

You will not catch diseases from blood donation. The Bloodbank staff observe strict hygiene protocols. The equipment used in blood collection (e.g. needles, swabs, gauze and tubing) are new, sterile, and discarded after one use.