NIH Blood Bank

Donations for Laboratory Research Use

National Institutes of Health (NIH) employees and members of the public may make donations for the Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) Research Support Services. Research donors are screened by a medical history and by tests for agents of transfusion-transmitted viral diseases and other donor health-related conditions before the first donation. Blood components donated for research use are distributed to research laboratories on the NIH campus. Please review a description of the research donor protocol.

Donors are reimbursed for their time spent donating research products, at a schedule that depends on the volume of blood processed and the duration of the donation procedure.

To learn more about the Research Donor Program or to make an appointment to enroll, call the DTM Research Donor Coordinator at (301) 496-0092.

NOTE: PDF documents require the free Adobe Reader.

This page last updated on 10/18/2023

You are now leaving the NIH Clinical Center website.

This external link is provided for your convenience to offer additional information. The NIH Clinical Center is not responsible for the availability, content or accuracy of this external site.

The NIH Clinical Center does not endorse, authorize or guarantee the sponsors, information, products or services described or offered at this external site. You will be subject to the destination site’s privacy policy if you follow this link.

More information about the NIH Clinical Center Privacy and Disclaimer policy is available at