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BBD is now increasing the nation’s supply of convalescent plasma by collecting donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19. BBD will collect, process the plasma for infusion, and maintain a bank for hospitals to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections. We are asking all eligible donors to come forward so we can treat as many patients as possible.

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Why should I donate blood?

Nine out of 10 individuals will need blood or a blood product at some time in our lives. And one out of every 10 hospital patients requires a transfusion. Although the average transfusion is three pints, some patients require more.

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Who can donate?

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

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How long does it take to donate blood?

The actual donation takes about 5 minutes. The entire donation process, from registration to post-donation refreshments, takes about one hour.

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What do I need to bring with me to donate blood?

A photo ID, or two other forms of other identification including date of birth.

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Where To Donate

Search via zip code for a donation location near you!

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Types Of Donations

Donate a pint of blood or a specific component. Learn more about donation types!

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Donor Eligibility

Learn more about donor eligibility, and see if you are a candidate for donating!