Blood Drives and Information

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Blood drive

Who can give blood?

Learn more about blood donation and collection.

To donate blood in the Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, or Southern Pennsylvania area, you must call
1-800-GIVE LIFE to schedule an appointment. For eligibility information, visit

Find a blood center near you or a blood drive in your area.

Volunteer! Volunteers are needed to work blood drives. For information on becoming a volunteer with the Blood Services Team, click here.

Donors must :

" Be in generally good health;

" Be at least 17 years of age;

" Weigh no less than 110 pounds;

" Have NOT received a tattoo within the past year;

" Have NOT donated whole blood within the past 56 days.

" For more information on donor restrictions, visit

The public is strongly urged to call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) today to donate blood or visit for a listing of local blood drives and Donor Centers. All blood types are needed at this time. Businesses and groups interested in organizing blood drives are asked to call 1-800-787-9282, ext. 4680.



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