New Young Female Donor Donation Criteria

Safety is our top priority, whether it’s the safety of the community blood supply, our team members and volunteers, or our blood donors.  This spring we’re taking an extra step to ensure our young female donors remain healthy and able to keep donating blood for years to come.

Donated blood contains iron.  Most donors replace the iron lost during donation by using iron already stored in their bodies.  To ensure young female donors have ample time to rebuild iron in their blood between donations, we have extended the time between their donations. 

 Beginning February 11, female donors under the age of 23 will be eligible to donate every 180 days.

Questions about donor eligibility? Call us at 800-287-4903 or e-mail