The goal of the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center is to provide patients with safe blood collected from volunteer donors. Like all other facilities in the nation that collect blood, we must follow FDA rules about who may donate. You may have heard that certain conditions like cancer, heart problems, stroke, asthma and diabetes keep you from donating, however, this is not necessarily true. Our staff can help evaluate your specific medical questions.
Please review the following information to help determine if you are eligible to donate:
NOTICE – DO NOT DONATE IF:
•You have had a fever, chills, new loss of smell or taste, cough, body aches, fatigue, or sore throat in the last 48 hours.
•You have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 10 days, unless you are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.
•You are currently waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test because you felt sick or were exposed to someone with COVID-19.
•You have reason to believe you might be sick with COVID-19.
Access the Donor Self Screening English
Access the Medication Deferral List English
Access the Donor Educational Materials.
Access the HLA Antibody Education Material.
Access the Parent Guardian Consent Form
Access the Foods Rich in Iron Information.
Access the Iron Depletion Information.
Access the FDA MSM Blood Donation Policies.