We would like to thank our community of dedicated platelet and blood donors for support of our NIH Clinical Center patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our platelet donation web page for locations and updated hours of operation.
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Blood type needs change daily. If you are not sure of your next eligible donation date, please call the NIH Blood Bank at (301) 496-1048.
Walk-in donors are welcome Monday through Friday from 7:30am - 4:30pm.
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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.
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This page last updated on 09/11/2020