How much blood is taken?

Name of Office: National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP)

For a whole blood donation, approximately one pint (which weighs about one pound) is collected. This is also equivalent to about 450 to 500 milliliters. For a platelet donation, the amount collected depends on your height, weight and platelet count if collected through Apheresis or about 50 to 70 milliliters for random donor platelet concentrate.