NIH Blood Bank

Urgent Updates

5/20/24 - 5/27/24 Blood Shortages:

A+ A positive
A- A negative
B- B negative

Platelets Needed

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.

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 10 days, you have

  • Been diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 and had symptomatic disease OR
  • Had a positive diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 (e.g. nasopharyngeal swab), but never developed symptoms

In the last 21 days, you have

  • Been diagnosed with or suspected of having a monkeypox infection OR
  • Developed a rash or other symptoms suggestive of monkeypox infection
  • Had close contact with a person or an animal diagnosed with or suspected of having monkeypox infection

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This page last updated on 05/20/2024

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