It takes roughly 30 minutes, including time for a drink and snack after you've given blood
- the actual 'giving blood' bit can be as little as five minutes.
If you are over 70, you need to have given blood
in the last two years.
After you have given blood
, we will ask you to rest for a short while and then have some light refreshments.
Neil has given blood
about every four months on and off throughout his life.
I have given blood
twice a year since I was 17, with the exception of pregnancy periods while having my three children.
She added: 'So many people have given blood
and saved my life.
He said: 'I had given blood
myself for 23 years and never really thought about who was going to receive it.
Now, we urge those who haven't yet given blood
to join them and enroll as donors.
He also pointed out that it's far from infallible: "I am sure that many men who have had sex with men have given blood
but just lied about their sexual practices.
Geragos had obtained medical records from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which he said showed Beltran was given blood
tests, contrary to prosecution assertions.
So when they walk out of here, they don't feel like they've given blood
at all," she said.