Who Can Donate?
In most states, you must be 17 or older to donate whole blood. In states where 16 year olds are eligible to donate, we require a signed parental consent form.
You must weigh at least 110 lbs.* and be in good health — that means you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes and you want to donate blood, it’s important that you are being treated and the condition is under control. If you’re not feeling well on the day of your donation, please contact us to reschedule.
Additional eligibility criteria apply, including certain medications, medical conditions, travel to certain countries, and personal history. You can browse the most common reasons people may not be able to give blood, or view our complete eligibility requirements.