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.

There is no deferral period for volunteer donors who receive COVID-19 Vaccines and wish to give whole blood, double reds or platelet/plasma apheresis donations.  However, due to uncertainty of the immune response from the vaccine, donations cannot be used for Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 patients. 

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.

MAREK

After the surgeries, Marek went through chemotherapy treatment at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Due to side effects from the chemotherapy treatments, he received platelet and whole blood transfusions about once a month. Due to the generous donations of many, our son’s life was saved! Prior to this, I had never donated blood. I always made excuses as to why I couldn't donate. However, I vowed that I would at least try to donate. It was the least I could do to help people in need of it.

"I want people to know that just ten minutes of your time and one pint of your blood can help save lives, like our son's. What better gift can you give someone?"