Donor Requirements

Donor Requirements

To be a donor:

  • You must be healthy - no colds, flu, infections or illnesses. Remember, the person receiving your blood is already in a compromised condition.
  • You must provide your Social Security number or other legal ID number and photo identification such as a driver's license, passport, or state identification.
  • You must not be at risk for AIDS/HIV or hepatitis, or participate in a high-risk activity that may cause you to become infected with these diseases. Lab testing will not identify those in the "window period" or early stages of infection.
  • You must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 you must weigh at least 120 pounds and have written parental consent. Donors 17 and older do not need parental consent and must weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit as long as you are in good health.
  • You must eat and drink fluids four hours before donation.
  • You should drink plenty of fluids for two to three days following donation.

Contact us:

(831) 625-4814
(831) 658-3002 Fax
bloodcenter@chomp.org

Hartnell Professional Center
576 Hartnell St., Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940
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