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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

(301) 496-1048


New Hours: Effective 1/2/18
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 4:30pm

Donate Blood Now


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

(301) 496-4321


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Make an Appointment

You may make an appointment for:

Hours of Operation

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

Monday – Friday
7:30am – 4:30pm

*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

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, Hemochromatosis Donor Program), please call the following numbers:

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

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This page last updated on 02/08/2018

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