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Your body will replace the blood volume (plasma) within 48 hours.
You should eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids one to two hours before donating blood.
A skilled, professionally trained staff member will collect your blood.
Except for a slight sting when the needle is inserted, you should not experience any pain during the donation.
All blood is tested for blood type, hepatitis, HIV (the AIDS virus), HTLV, and syphilis. Then it is separated into components — red blood cells and plasma — to help patients recover from cancer treatment and regain their strength.
You must wait at least eight weeks (56 days) between donations of whole blood and 16 weeks (112 days) between Power Red donations.
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