Blood Drives

What Happens to Donated Blood

The five-step process used by the Red Cross is explained, and shows the importance of ongoing blood donations to meet the needs of hospitals like UMMC.

Low Iron Levels

One of the most common reasons people are turned down from donating is because of low-iron levels in the blood, which is known as anemia.

Why UMMC Employees Give

Read what motivates some UMMC employees to give blood, and see their advice to those who haven't yet donated.

What To Expect

The blood donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour.

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This page was last updated: June 18, 2015

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