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.