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Physical Examination

In addition to gathering information about general health, medication and travel, your visit to the Blood Donor Center will include a quick check of your blood pressure and pulse, body temperature and hemoglobin (iron). 

A few drops of blood will be taken from your finger and tested to ensure your iron level (hemoglobin) is adequate for blood donation. 

Physical exam findings beyond the Blood Donor Center’s acceptable limits may be cause for deferral.

See Eligibility to Donate for more information.