STAR'S Annual Blood Drive
Event Date and Time
This event has been cancelled.
STAR Community Credit Union Parking Lot
How do I schedule my appointment?
Contact Sheri at (530) 895-1947 Ext. 201 to schedule your appointment.
What to expect
Giving blood is safe and easy. BloodSource follows strict national guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in everything we do. Sterile, disposable needles are used only once for each donation and the only blood you will be exposed to is your own.
You will be asked to bring a photo ID, drink plenty of fluids and avoid oily/fatty foods 24 hours before donating. Donors giving platelets will be asked not to take aspirin-containing products 48 hours before donation.
When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, here's what you can expect:
20- to 30-minute registration/medical history interview:
- You will be asked your name, address, date of birth and phone number. You will need to show a photo ID such as your driver's license or employee ID card.
- You will be asked a series of confidential questions to ensure that you are eligible to give blood, and that your donation is safe for the patient who will receive your blood.
- Your temperature, blood pressure and blood count will be checked.
Five- to seven-minute blood donation
An expert at drawing blood will collect about one pint of blood from your arm, which takes approximately five to seven minutes.
Rest and refreshments
After your donation, you will be asked to replenish your fluids by spending 10 to 15 minutes resting and enjoying complimentary juice and snacks.
Who can give blood
To give blood, you must:
- be in generally good health, free from cold or flu symptoms for at least 48 hours before giving blood.
- be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent) There is no upper age limit.
- weigh at least 110 pounds.
- bring photo identification or BloodSource donor card.
You cannot give blood if you:
- had hepatitis after age 10.
- have or had heart problems (high blood pressure that is under control is okay; however, it must not be higher than 180 systolic and 100 diastolic).
- are pregnant or have been pregnant in the last six weeks.
- are taking antibiotics for infection. (See medications below for more information.)
- have AIDS, are at risk for AIDS, or have had sexual contact with anyone at risk for AIDS.
- had leukemia or myeloma
- superficial skin cancer is acceptable
- Most other types of cancer are acceptable if symptom free and one year after last treatment