BLOOD SHORTAGE: URGENT/CRITICAL NEED for ALL DONATIONS & BLOOD TYPES. Click here to schedule your donation and help spread the word!

There is no deferral for COVID-19 vaccinations currently being administered in the U.S. and donors are not required to show status. Learn more about our Coronavirus Pandemic Response and COVID-19 Vaccinations. As part of the healthcare community, we are still requiring masks for donors, staff, volunteers and visitors to our facilities and blood drives but will provide updates if this changes. We will provide a mask for those who need one. Appointments are required but can be made the day of donation by contacting us at 800-747-5401.  

We're excited to announce that our organization is now officially named ImpactLife! Read more about our evolution here: www.bloodcenter.org/impactlife 

overview

1. registration

You'll be asked to show a photo ID and provide some basic information for our records.
 

2. Screening

There are two steps to pre-donation screening: the mini-physical (blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and hemoglobin check) and the Donor History Questionnaire. The DHQ has questions about your health history, travel, and other factors associated with an increased risk for infections that could be transmitted via blood transfusion. You will use a touch-screen computer to complete the questionnaire. Our staff will help you with any questions you may have.

You may wish to complete your Donor History questionnaire prior to the blood drive or donor center. You can use our EarlyQ system to do so, as long as you complete the questionnaire on the same day as your donation. 

DONOR ELIGIBILITY EARLYQ

Donor Informed Consent  Donor Informed Consent (Spanish)

3. giving blood

After completing pre-donation screening, a phlebotomist will lead you to a reclining donor chair. Next, the phlebotomist will cleanse the area on your antecubital (inside of the elbow) where the needle will be inserted. A sterile, one-time use kit is used for each donation. This includes the collection bag, testing tubes, needle and all tubing. The process for whole blood donation will last about 8-10 minutes. Your phlebotomist will observe your donation from beginning to end and answer any questions you may have.

4. Post-Donation Fluids and Snacks 

Following your donation, you will sit up on the donor chair and proceed to the donor canteen area to drink fluids and eat a light snack. Your body will begin replacing the cells and fluids you donated right away, so it's important to eat and drink right after your donation. Be sure to rest well and drink plenty of fluids before and after giving blood.

Check It Out!

Save time at your next donation with our EarlyQ program!

EarlyQ is a web-based program that allows you to answer the required medical history questions on the day of your donation using your computer or mobile device before you arrive to your appointment. The process is simple, just 4 steps and takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

Learn more about EarlyQ

Current Donor Promotion

Donate blood at any of our Donor Centers or Mobile Blood Drive locations through September 12 and get a e-gift card OR 1/4 zip athletic pullover!

Additional Donor Promotions

Shop our Rewards Store!

As a rewards member you'll collect points that can add up to some really great gifts. You can order these items with your points and they will ship directly to you for FREE. Our Donor for Life rewards program is designed to make helping patients as easy and rewarding as possible for blood donors.

View & Shop our Rewards Store!

FREE ImpactLife App!

• Find nearby Donor Centers and mobile blood drives and schedule appointments!
• Track your donation history and review wellness information!
• Use your points in our Donor Rewards Store!

Click here for more information or download via the buttons below!   

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