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Prepare for Your Donation

Eligibility Requirements

All blood types welcome!

Donors must:

  • Be feeling well and pass our medical exam

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 65

  • Weigh between 110 and 400 lbs

  • Live near their B Positive Plasma center — within 50 miles of the donation center*

  • Possess the proper documents listed in the “Remember to Bring” checklist

For more information on what to expect for your first donation, check out our FAQs.

                    Remember to Bring

                    • Unexpired Photo ID

                    • Proof of Social Security Number

                    • Proof of Current Address - if it is not listed on your Photo ID


                    For more information on what to expect for your first donation, check out our FAQs.

                    We cannot accept copies of photo ID -  see the FAQs for full details. 


                    Prepare to Donate

                    • Stay Hydrated: Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Avoid alcohol and caffeine prior to donating.

                    • Eat Healthy Meals: Eat a well-balanced diet high in protein and iron. Avoid fried, greasy and fatty foods.*
                      Donors must eat at least 200 calories and drink at least 8 oz of water prior to every donation. 

                    • Delay Smoking: Avoid smoking for 30 minutes before and after donating.

                    • Stay Home When Sick: You must be feeling well and healthy to donate.

                    • Rest Up: You must remain awake and alert during your donation. Get a good night’s sleep.

                    *Donors will not be compensated for fatty donations of plasma.