Blood Donation Process

Category: Donate Blood

Blood is Life. 

  • Blood donation is a safe and confidential process.
  • The whole process takes approximately 30 minutes, this includes registration, health checks and the actual donation.
  • It is a requirement to have a meal and drink plenty of water or fluids at least 3 hours before you attend the session.
  • You will be requested to fill out a brief questionnaire.
  • You will have a brief session with the blood donor nurse to take your vitals.
  • The phlebotomy staff will usher you to the donation couch where you will donate blood. This should take between 5 and 15 minutes.

After donation you will be required to take a short rest of 5 minutes after which a light refreshment will be served.


This will be done by a donor clerk. A questionnaire will be given requiring the donors bio data, medical and social history. 

Weight Check.

  • The minimum weight requirement for a blood donor is 50 kgs.

Blood Pressure and Haemoglobin (Hb) Check.

The blood donor nurse will check;

  • Your blood pressure.
  • If your Hb is adequate; An appropriate Hb for a donor has to be more than 12.5 grams per deciliter.

Individuals not meeting the minimum donation requirements are either permanently or temporarily deferred.

Blood donation

  • You will be ushered to your donation couch.
  • All the equipment used is sterile.
  • One pint of blood or 450 mls is collected. 
  • After donation you are advised to rest for at least 5 minutes to allow your blood flow to stabilize.


  • Refreshments will be served to replace fluids and give an energy boost.


The whole donation process is treated with maximum confidentiality. 

Quick Contacts


Ground Floor, Kedong House
Junction of Lenana Rd. & Ralph Bunche Rd.
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 -020-2738418 / 26
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