Day of your donation:
Drink extra water (or other non-alcoholic drink) before your appointment.
Eat a healthy meal, avoiding fatty foods like hamburgers, fries or ice cream.
Wear a shirt with sleeves that you can roll up above your elbows.
Let us know if you have a preferred arm or particular vein that has been used successfully in the past to draw blood.
Relax, listen to music, talk to other donors or read while you donate.