Whole Blood Donor Eligibility

Eligibility guidelines for blood donors help ensure the safety of blood donors and blood recipients. The following are the guidelines for donating whole blood. For eligibility guidelines or information regarding other donation types, please contact The Community Blood Center at (800) 280-4102.

  • To download a Parental Permission Slip for a 16-Year-Old Donor, click here.


Blood donation is one of the most selfless things you can do for someone, and we welcome the community to be a part of our mission to connect lives and share life. However, blood donor safety is our first priority. As blood volume is in proportion to your body’s height and weight, it is important that donors meet the following criteria to ensure your body can tolerate the removal of the required volume of blood given during your blood donation.