How long does it take to give blood?

The blood donation will take not longer than 15 minutes. Along with completing the questionnaire, the screening and rest period after donation, you should plan on a visit to the blood bank taking 45 to 60 minutes. A plasma donation takes about 1 to 1.5 hours.

Times depend on how busy it is at the blood bank. In general, the blood bank is less busy during the day than in the evenings.