Who Can Donate?
You may be able to donate blood if you:
- Are 18 or older (or if you are 16 or 17 and have your parents' permission),
- Are in general good health,
- Weigh at least 112 pounds clothed, and
- Have not given blood in the past eight weeks.
When you come in to donate, you will complete a short, confidential health information questionnaire. A Blood Center employee will take your blood pressure, pulse, and temperature. And, your hemoglobin content will be measured from a small blood sample. If everything's okay, your blood donation will be drawn. The whole process takes approximately 45 minutes.