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.
- About Us
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- Types of Donations
- Can I Donate If...?
- After Donating
- Iron and Blood Donation
- How to Find Us
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.
NIH BLOOD BANK
4/6/21 - 4/19/21 Blood Shortages:
Access to the NIH Blood Bank
Blood donors may park in the usual reserved spaces on the ground floor of the MLP-9 above ground garage, or underground in the P1 garage. With an appointment confirmation issued from the blood bank, use the MLP-9 parking, donors should call 301-496-1048 upon arrival and proceed to the side entrance just past the main entrance of the blood bank. Donors without a confirmation may not use this entrance; parking underground in P1 is preferred or you can walk to the North entrance for screening.
Donor Room Safety Precautions
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented social distancing precautions and additional cleaning procedures for your protection. Please consider postponing your donation if you have traveled from areas with high transmission of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, even if you do not have any symptoms.
Can I Donate Blood?
The usual eligibility criteria for blood donation are still in effect. Additionally, please do not donate blood or platelets if any of the following apply to you:
In the last 14 days
- You have been diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19
- You have had close contact with someone who was diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19
- You have had a COVID-19 vaccine
Donors are welcome Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:30pm
Call the NIH Blood Bank for an appointment at (301)-496-1048.
Keep informed on our urgent blood donation needs:
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This page last updated on 04/06/2021