Health Benefits

From reducing the risk of having a heart attack to discovering potential underlying health issues—donating blood has many health benefits for the donor as well.  

We’ll give you a free wellness checkup.

Each time you donate you'll receive a free wellness checkup which includes blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. These wellness checkups have saved the lives of some of those who volunteer to give blood. 

You may be less likely to have a heart attack.

Donating regularly may help your blood flow and result in fewer arterial blockages.  In fact, some studies have shown that men who donate at least three times a year can drastically reduce their risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Donating can keep your iron level balanced.

Having too much iron in your blood can contribute to hardening of the arteries. When you donate blood, the amount of iron in your blood is reduced. The iron will be replenished by the food you eat after donating, but regular donations can balance your iron level.

 

How You Can Help

Blood Donor Basics

Blood Donor Basics

Your health is important to us, and we want to help you maintain it.

Blood Donation FAQs

Hosting a Blood Drive

Your help as our community partner is essential to the blood supply.

Donation Methods

Donation Methods

Let your blood type lead the way to donate your powerful lifesaving gift.

Donation Methods

Share Your Story

Help your community understand the impact blood donation has.