Although blood donations are a critical part of the healthcare system, many of us have never given blood. While the American Red Cross and similar organizations work very hard to promote blood drives, they give less information regarding the specifics of the procedure and what to expect after walking into a clinic.
This week on "Take Care," Dr. Patricia Pisciotto describes the blood donation procedure and the possible conditions that can prevent people from donating. Pisciotto is the chief medical officer of the American Red Cross Northeast Division.
Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Pisciotto.