For the best possible donation experience, please prepare for your donation!

    Donors over 17 years of age. There is no upper age limit to donating blood or platelets! 

    • To donate a pint of whole blood or platelets
      • Men and women must weigh 110 pounds or more
      • There is no height requirement 
    • To donate double red cells by apheresis
      • Men donating red cells must weigh 130 pounds and be at least 5' 1"
      • Women donating red cells must weigh 150 pounds and be at least 5' 3"

    16-year-old donors:

    Safety of both our blood donors and those who need transfusions is of the utmost importance. Here are some reasons why you cannot donate:

    • You are pregnant
    • You are currently taking antibiotics for infection
    • You have cold or flu symptoms
    • You have had hepatitis B or C
    • You have any sexually transmitted diseases

    More frequently asked questions & facts about blood donation.