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Here is some information that will help you answer any questions you may have related to giving blood.

Feel free to send us a message if you can't find an answer you are looking for.

Voici quelques informations qui vous aideront à répondre à toutes vos questions concernant le don de sang.

N’hésitez pas à nous envoyer un message si vous ne trouvez pas la réponse que vous cherchez.

Top 6 Frequently Asked Questions
Les 6 questions les plus fréquentes
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How will I feel after the donation?

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Most people feel great.  By drinking fluids and eating salty snacks before and after, you will maintain your blood volume and improve your donation experience.  You can then return to your normal activities such as work and school.  Avoid strenuous exercise for six to eight hours following your donation.  And don't forget to keep on drinking extra fluids for the next 24 hours.
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How long does the donation take?

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The actual donation procedure is done by skilled, specially trained donor staff and takes 5 to 10

minutes. You will rest after donation, and enjoy refreshments. Plan to spend about an hour at

the donor centre.

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How to cancel an appointment?

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You can cancel an appointment by logging into the donor portal.  Log in and then select the option "cancel" from the Appointments page or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

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