Aspirus Riverview Hospital hosts blood drives twice a month. For a complete list of upcoming blood drives at Aspirus Riverview Hospital, please click below or call the Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin, toll-free, at 866-566-5900.
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How long does the donation take?
The actual donation, which is done by a specially trained medical professional, takes 7 to 10 minutes. The total process, which includes a short medical history and enjoying refreshments, takes less than one hour.
How long will it take to replenish the pint of blood I donate?
Your body replaces the plasma (liquid portion) within 24 hours. Red cells need from four to eight weeks for complete replacement.
Can I donate if I take medication?
Many medications are acceptable. It depends on the type of medication and the condition for which it was prescribed. Call us if you have questions regarding medication or other medical conditions.
What tests are performed on my blood?
The blood is tested for ABO type, Rh type and unexpected red blood cell antibodies. Screening tests are performed for hepatitis, HIV (AIDS virus), HTLV West Nile virus, Chagas disease and syphilis.
Can I get AIDS from donating blood?
Absolutely not. The materials, including the needle used for your donation, are new, sterile, disposable and used only once—by you for your donation.
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