Donation Process

Nebraska Community Blood Bank makes giving blood as easy as possible. Our friendly, professional staff is trained and ready to make your donation a smooth experience from start to finish. (Successful Donation Tips)

Here are the quick and simple steps to donating:

  1. Registration. 
    Welcome! You will be asked your name, date of birth and to show a photo I.D. You’ll complete a donor questionnaire pertaining to health, travel and lifestyle. All questions asked are required and answers are strictly confidential.
     
  2. Health Check.
    A trained healthcare professional will check your blood pressure, hemoglobin, temperature and pulse. Be assured, we will never ask you to give if you are not in the best of health.
  3. Relax while you save a life. 
    The donation process takes 8-14 minutes for whole blood donors. A needle is inserted (you will feel a slight sting) and blood is drawn while you sit back and relax. Learn more about other types of blood donations.
  4. Congratulations! Celebrate with cookies and juice. 
    It’s time to reward yourself with cookies and juice. After a few minutes you’ll be ready to resume your daily activities. (Successful Donation Tips)

Schedule a Donation Appointment