After You Donate, We Want You To Know…

Some simple suggestions to make you feel good after you give blood!
  • Eat well and increase your fluid intake for the next 24-48 hours.
  • Do not smoke for thirty minutes and avoid smoking areas.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol for a minimum of 4 hours.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity and heavy lifting for about 2 hours.
  • Remove the Coban bandage after two hours.


If you should become light-headed or dizzy after donating, please follow these instructions:
  • If driving a car, pull over immediately and stop.
  • Lie Down.
  • Loosen collar or neckwear.
  • If possible, seek a cool place and drink cool liquids.


If symptoms worsen, call our Donor Services staff at 1-800-375-7654.  If symptoms worsen markedly, seek urgent care.

Bob Grant