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Blood Donation and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 UPDATES 

IMPORTANT LINKS

Blood Donation Appointment | Convalescent Plasma Donation | COVID-19 Deferrals and FAQs | Make a Financial Gift


UPDATE 8-27-20

We are currently taking APPOINTMENTS ONLY.

BLOOD DONATION: Please make an appointment to donate blood.

CONVALESCENT PLASMA: Recovered COVID-19 patients can donate plasma to support patients fighting COVID-19. Learn more.


For questions related to blood donation and COVID-19, including a full list of travel and exposure deferrals, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.  

  • If you have an appointment, please allow extra time as we have implemented new screening and enhanced cleaning processes. 
  • If you have seasonal allergies, please donate when you are not experiencing symptoms. We are currently deferring anyone with symptoms shared with COVID-19.
  • We are currently deferring ALL DONORS who have come into close contact with any individual with COVID-19 for 28 days from the date of last exposure, including healthcare workers.
  • All donors who have been diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 are deferred for 4 weeks from the date the symptoms resolved. 
  • If you traveled outside the United States, you will be deferred for 28 days due to COVID-19 precautions. Travel to Baja, Mexico, is acceptable.

To make an appointment, visit scbloodbank.org/donate, Donors must be 17 years or older, weigh a minimum of 114 pounds, and be in general good health.











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