Donate Blood

Where Do I Donate?

Go online or call 877-724-HERO (4376) to request an appointment.

Blood Center

The Blood Center is located in the Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Temple on the first floor across the McLane Dining Room. Get directions PDF Document

Mon - Thu: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Donate at a community drive.

During each donation, one pint of blood is collected. The average adult body has between 10 and 12 pints of blood. Blood can be donated every eight weeks per Food and Drug Administration regulations to allow the body enough time to regenerate red cells.

A person cannot contract HIV/AIDS from donating blood. Sterile, disposable needles and supplies are used only once and safely discarded after each donation.

Donor Eligibilty

Find information about donor eligibility requirements.

Donation Process

Donating blood is simple and safe. On average, the total donation process take about 30-45 minutes.

  • Registration - We'll gather some basic information—such as your mailing address, phone number and date of birth—for our records. You'll need your picture I.D. for this step of the process.
  • Mini Physical - We'll check your temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hematocrit to make certain you are feeling your best before you donate
  • Interview - We'll ask you some medical history and travel questions to make sure the donation process will be safe for you as well as our patients. To make sure some common deferrals don't apply to you, visit our donor eligibility requirements page.
  • Donation - The shortest stretch of the process, the actual donation only takes an average of 5-10 minutes.

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