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Blood Donation Basics

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How Much Blood Do You Donate?

Let's look at the body's amazing ability to replenish itself each time you donate and how often you can donate blood to help replenish the supply for patients.

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Why Don't More People Donate Blood?

Though 62% of the population is eligible to give blood, only 3% of them do. Everyone knows patients depend on blood for treatment and recovery, so it’s a mystery why more people don’t donate.

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Why Is January National Blood Donor Month?

January not only marks the beginning of a new year but also holds a special significance in the healthcare community as National Blood Donor Month.

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Who Can Donate Blood?

Due to recent updates to eligibility criteria, the list of who can donate blood is longer than ever. If you’ve been deferred in the past, chances are good you can start donating blood again.

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Donating Plasma vs Blood: What's the Difference?

There are several different types of donations you can give that can be transfused to patients. Understand the difference between donating plasma vs blood.

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Vitalant Researchers Are Working Behind the Scenes for You

For more than 50 years, Vitalant has been a leader in studying bloodborne illnesses and making the blood supply and blood transfusions safer.

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Tips for a Successful Blood Donation: Before, During and After

Whether you’re a seasoned donor or considering giving blood for the first time, we thought we’d share some tricks of the trade to help you prepare, feel at ease, and make the most of your contribution. So if you want to know what to know before donating blood, rest assured there’s enough blood donation tips below to make you a pro in no time. Let’s break it down.

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