Giving blood for the first time
As a new donor, we know you're eager to give blood and save lives straight away.
If you can’t find a blood donation appointment immediately, don't worry. We'll still need your help in the future so please search several months ahead.
To get started, you'll need to register your details. We will ask you to:
- answer some basic questions to check you're able to start the registration process
- register and validate your email address so we can contact you about your appointment
- complete your personal details to set up your account
Once you have registered, log in to book an appointment at a time and venue that suits you.
Making your first donation
When you arrive at your appointment, complete a health check questionnaire and drink 500ml of water.
Have a private health screening with a friendly member of the team.
Take a seat and give blood for 5-10 minutes.
Enjoy a free drink and snack while you rest for 15 minutes.
You're all done. Your donation will help save up to three lives.