Did you know, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds? As a blood donor, you have the opportunity to save up to three lives from one hour-long donation. You'll also feel the instant gratification that comes with giving as it is the right thing to do.

UMMC holds blood drives for team members and community members twice a month. To schedule an appointment for an upcoming drive, see our schedule below. Encourage a friend or family member to donate with you!

Note: To ensure the safety of our patients, community members, team members, and Red Cross staff and volunteers, walk-ins will not be accepted. 

To save up to 15 minutes of your overall donation time, complete a Rapid Pass the morning of your appointment. RapidPass allows donors to answer the Red Cross' health questionnaire prior to their appointment.

All UMMC employees receive 1,250 Positive Points, part of our new Reward and Recognition Program, for donating. Email Briana Mathis at briana.mathis@umm.edu with any questions.


Blood Drive Schedule

To schedule an appointment for an upcoming drive, please use the links below.

If your desired time slot is not available, consider joining our donor wait-list, and we will contact you if and when an appointment become available.

All drives listed below will be held at the SMC Campus Center (621 West Lombard Street). Garage and street parking is available, however, UMMC does not offer parking validations.

Please be sure to bring your drivers license and proof of appointment.  

 

 

 

 

New Donor Screening Question Related to the COVID Vaccine

The Red Cross is following FDA guidance for donors who have received the COVID-19 vaccination.

  • All donors – vaccinated and unvaccinated – should continue wearing a well-fitted medical facemask during your appointment.
  • If you have received your vaccine, please specify the manufacturer of your vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J) during your screening. Donors are encouraged to bring a picture of their vaccine card to their appointment.
  • There is no deferral time for individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine or flu shot; however, all donors must be symptom-free and feeling well at the time of donation.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms from the COVID-19 vaccine, the Red Cross recommends postponing your appointment until you are feeling better.

Who Can Give 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.
  • See all requirements.

Read FAQs about donating blood from the Red Cross.