*If 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
If you answered Yes to these three, simple questions, then you can probably donate blood.
When you arrive at a blood drive, a trained American Red Cross staff member will determine your eligibility to donate. There are conditions and circumstances that can make a person temporarily or indefinitely ineligible to donate blood.
For answers to some commonly asked eligibility questions, please visit:
If you have specific questions about your eligibility, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Every 56 Days
After making a blood donation, you need only wait 56 days before making another.
Most donors only give once or twice a year, though they can give up to six times per year. If every donor gave just one more donation a year, there would always be enough blood for everyone and anyone in need.
Please Bring ID
When you come to donate blood, please bring some form if identification. An American Red Cross blood donor card, a driver's license or a work place ID are all good options.
Additional information about blood, donating blood and the American Red Cross is available through the official American Red Cross Blood Services Web site at redcrossblood.org