The U.S. Food and Drug Administration governs eligibility requirements for donors at all blood donation centers in the United States. Donated blood is thoroughly tested for diseases that are transmitted through blood.
In addition, careful screening of individuals prior to donation optimizes the safety of the nation’s blood supply. Before individuals can donate blood, they are carefully screened by donation center staff. All information provided is strictly confidential.
Click on the following links for donor eligibility guidelines.
- Donor Eligibility Guidelines (PDF)
- Donor Eligibility Guidelines - Spanish (PDF)
- Parental Consent Required for 16-17 Year Olds to Donate (PDF)
- Medications That May Affect Your Eligibility
- Medications That May Affect Your Platelet Eligibility
- Iron Information For Blood Donors
- Iron Rich Foods
- Zika Virus Testing Information for Donors - English (PDF)
- Zika Virus Testing Information for Donors - Spanish (PDF)
What if I can't donate?
Don't let the blood donation eligibility requirements discourage you from supporting care for our patients. You can host your own blood drive or take a look at our events page to find an event near you. Please call the Blood Donor Facility at 310-423-5346 to learn more about organizing your own blood drive.