URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEER DONORS - Low supply of type O red blood cells, AB plasma and Convalescent PlasmaBlood donation is safe and essential!  Recent changes to donor eligibility criteria may allow more to give. Please fill out the deferral/eligibility inquiry form if you have questions.

Potential donors who have received the COVID-19 vaccination are eligible to donate all blood products, including convalescent plasma with the following criteria.

Click here for our response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) including information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on blood donation being permitted during Stay at Home directives. Click here for care provider and self-referrals for convalescent plasma donors for those that had a positive molecular test (also called PCR or polymerase chain reaction) and are fully recovered from COVID-19.  Email or call 833-610-1025 with questions.

Erin
 

"I was a single mom when I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl. My recovery seemed like it was going well, and I didn’t have any concerns. There were complications from childbirth that were not immediately known. Eleven days after I gave birth, I woke up in the night to feed her and realized I was hemorrhaging and needed to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. 

I was losing a lot of blood. The hospital staff were all fantastic and responded with urgency. It was because of their quick actions and behavior that I knew the condition I was in was not good.  I needed to have emergency surgery, but before that could happen, I was given blood. At that moment, I remember thinking how grateful I was to the person that donated their blood. I absolutely know, that if there was not a blood supply on hand, my baby would have been a week old without any parents. As I write this, I realize something that hadn’t occurred to me before. erin on mountain in blood center gear

He blood donated for my use, not only saved my life, but it impacted my baby’s life and my loved one’s lives. I greatly appreciated the generous individual that donated the time and blood and had no idea the impact that it created.  

I have now donated blood for years since that incident and will continue as long as I’m able to do so.  Even though, I do not see the impact when I donate, I can still remember my emotions and the impact I felt on that day the blood was given to me. It’s that continued feeling, that motivates me to donate my blood.  I want to provide to the blood supply for those in need.  And I know that my one blood donation could save the life of another and impact the lives around that person causing a ripple effect."