Versiti Blood Drive


  • Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.
  • The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes.  The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour.
  • Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.  This is why shortages occur.
  • Red blood cells (the most commonly transfused component) last only 42 days.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.