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Urgent Need

Make a world of difference

Patients rely on volunteers to give blood. Right now, we have a critical need for all blood types.

Convalescent Plasma Donation

The fight against COVID-19

Memorial Blood Centers begins collection of convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in efforts to help treat the virus.

FAQ

COVID-19 and blood donation

MBC is committed to the safety of our donors, staff, and community partners. Get answers to your questions about donating right now.

Online scheduling upgrade

Saving lives just got easier!

Our Hero Hub portals have been upgraded to provide new features and improved usability for blood donors and coordinators.

Expanded hours

To keep you safe, we have expanded hours at select donor centers and added blood drives in your community.

Help save lives

Your gift means the world

Give blood in December for a chance to win a 55” TV or a $50 Netflix gift card!

Updated FDA Guidance

Updated FDA guidelines have reduced some deferral periods and may allow some previously deferred donors to now be eligible.

Donor Days

Donor Day celebrations bring together a group of people to donate blood at a Memorial Blood Centers donor center.

Right Type for Your Type

Every 2 seconds someone needs blood. Based on your blood type and where the need is greatest, there are many ways to give.

Type O- Blood

O negative is the universal blood type, which means it can be given to anyone in need like trauma victims or preemie babies.

Host a Blood Drive

When you partner with Memorial Blood Centers as a blood drive sponsor, you help save and sustain lives right here at home.

 

iDonate

Save time and complete your health history questionnaire on the day of your donation from the privacy of your home or office.

 

Donor Survey

Tell us about your donation experience! Please have your donation number available, located on the back of your Donor Care Guide.

 

Are you ready to help save lives?

38% of the U.S. population are eligible to give blood, yet only 7% do.