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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blood Bank is located in the Clinical Center on the NIH campus at
10 Center Drive-MSC 1184
Building 10, Room 1C711
Bethesda, MD 20892-1184
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(301) 496-1048


Monday - Friday
7:30am - 5:30pm

Donate Blood Now

NIH Donor Center
At Fishers Lane
Rm 1S02, MSC 9415
5625 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 496-4321




When making an appointment online, please note that the hours of operation are as follows:

Monday - Friday
7:30am - 5:30pm

*Those who have never donated blood anywhere before must present by 4:00pm.

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding blood donation, call the NIH Blood Bank at (301) 496-1048. We can also answer many of your questions via e-mail at

Make an Appointment

You may make an appointment for:

Whole-Blood Donations   

To donate whole blood, please complete the short form below to indicate your preferred time(s). NOTE: A representative will contact you to confirm your appointment time. If you prefer to call to set up an appointment, the phone number for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blood Bank is (301) 496-1048.

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Other Donations   

To make other types of donations (Double Red Cell Donations, Platelet Donations, Autologous Blood Donations, Hemochromatosis Donor Program), please call the following numbers:

  • Double Red Cell Donations:(301) 496-1048
  • Platelet Donations: (301) 496-4321
  • Autologous Blood Donations: (301) 402-4482
  • Hemochromatosis Donor Program: (301) 435-3049

This page last reviewed on 07/20/2015

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