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Further information

Advice for blood donors, including information about the safety of donors and patients, the tests we carry out on blood, and what to do if you feel faint after you give blood.

Tests we carry out
An explanation of the routine and additional checks we carry out on your blood. 

Your safety
Donor and patient safety is very important to us.

Haemoglobin and iron
More about how we test your iron levels and why it matters.

Bruising and arm pain
Information if you suffer from bruising after giving blood.

Feeling faint
Advice if you feel faint after giving blood.

Arterial puncture
What to do if this rare event occurs.

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Archie's story

Archie needs regular blood transfusions to keep him alive