Who Can Donate
Important Notice: If you have cared for, lived with or had close contact with an individual diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 in the past 28 days, please wait at least 28 days after your last contact with the person before donating blood.
Requirements for Donating Blood
- Be in generally good health
- Be at least 17 years old
- Weigh at least 110 pounds
- NOT have gotten a tattoo within the past year
- NOT have donated blood within the past 56 days
Changes in Donor Eligibility
Donors who were previously deferred for use of bovine insulin or donors who have lived in England or other European countries between 1980 and 1996 for more than three months are now eligible to donate.