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COVID-19 Inter-state Travel

Travel restrictions are in effect for specific states that would disallow a donor from entering a donor center. If you have spent more than 24 hours in one of the states listed as requiring self-quarantine, please do not schedule a donation until at least 14 days after returning from that state.

List of states
(list updated every 5 minutes by Johns Hopkins University.)

Please do not present to donate if you have:

  • a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing)
  • had close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • been diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 until 14 days after your illness has resolved

If you are unsure whether to donate, or if you have donated recently and you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or you test positive for COVID-19, please contact our medical team via email at medicalstaff@ribc.org or 401-453-8307. 

Please be aware that we do NOT test for COVID-19. You should contact your health care provider if you want to be tested.

All donors must wear a face covering when presenting to donate blood.

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