Who Can Donate?

As part of our screening process blood donors need to meet certain requirements:

Blood Donors Must:

  • Be Healthy - This means that you feel well the day of donation.  If you have a chronic disease such as diabetes, you must be feeling well and have the conidtion under control through treatment.
  • Be at least 18 years old OR 16/17 years old with signed parental consent form
  • Weight is a critical factor in blood donation, at Blood  Bank of Alaska the weight requirement is 113 lbs.

Double Red Cell Donors

 

 


 

Other aspects of each potential donor's health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin (or hematocrit) are measured.

Making donations for your own use during surgery (autologous blood donation) is considered a medical procedure that requires a written prescription and the rules for eligibility are less strict than for regular volunteer donations.
 

Current Critical Needs

Type O+ O-

Anchorage Centers(2)
Fairbanks Center
Wasilla Center
Call 222-5630 for info

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Remember to:

  • Eat well
  • Drink plenty of fluids before donating
  • Bring photo ID (with Birthday or SSN)

Mobile Blood Drive Calendar

Upcoming Events

Feb

25Sat Kodiak: Convention Center

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM :: 7 Hours 30 Minutes

26Sun Kodiak: Convention Center

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM :: 7 Hours 30 Minutes

27Mon ANC:UAA Bookstore

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM :: 7 Hours

Mar

1Wed VAL: Palmer High School (closed to public)

7:45 AM - 2:00 PM :: 6 Hours 15 Minutes

1Wed JBER: 732nd Air mobility

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM :: 7 Hours

2Thu ANC: King Career Center

8:15 AM - 2:15 PM :: 6 Hours

3Fri ANC: Bartlett High School (closed to public)

7:30 AM - 1:30 PM :: 6 Hours

3Fri ANC: SteamDot

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM :: 7 Hours

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Did you know that aphaeresis donors help cancer patients?