Donor Eligibility

Donor eligibility depends on many different factors.  Each individual is unique in their circumstances surrounding their ability to donate.

PRIOR TO DONATING

  1. Eat Well – your body needs energy in order to provide a good donation and replenish itself.
  2. Drink Plenty of Fluids – Fluids comprise a large percentage of your body so your hydration is important.
  3. Bring a Photo I.D. – even if you have donated before, it is necessary that you provide proof of identification for quality control.  If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have a signed parental consent form.

FREQUENT REASONS THAT CAN IMPACT ELIGIBILITY

  1. Travel – international travel can impact your ability to donate – please let the staff know where you have traveled recently if outside the United States.
  2. Medications – many medications can impact your ability to donate.  If concerned about your current medications, please contact our centers for assistance prior to your appointment.
  3. Medical History – some illnesses impact your ability to donate.  In certain cases it may defer your donations for a limited period of time, in others it can permanently defer you.  Our staff will assist you in determining your status.
  4. FDA Guidelines – quality control is mandated by the Food & Drug Administration, specific guidelines have been established to ensure that our blood supply is not compromised.  Blood Bank of Alaska follows these guidelines when screening all potential donors.
  5. Not Following the Three Key Rules – Eat Well, Drink Plenty of Fluids and Bring a Photo I.D.

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FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY

PLEASE CALL 907-222-5630

Current Critical Needs

Type O+ O-

Anchorage Centers(2)
Fairbanks Center
Wasilla Center
Call 222-5630 for info

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Remember to:

  • Eat well
  • Drink plenty of fluids before donating
  • Bring photo ID (with Birthday or SSN)

Mobile Blood Drive Calendar

Upcoming Events

Feb

22Wed ANC: South High School

7:30 AM - 1:30 PM :: 6 Hours

22Wed ANC: CH2M Hill

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM :: 7 Hours

23Thu Kodiak: U.S. Coast Guard Base

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM :: 8 Hours

23Thu ANC: Salvation Army

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM :: 7 Hours

23Thu Girdwood Health Clinic

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM :: 5 Hours

24Fri Kodiak: Convention Center

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM :: 7 Hours 30 Minutes

24Fri ANC: Aloha Stop & Shop

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM :: 7 Hours

25Sat Kodiak: Convention Center

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM :: 7 Hours 30 Minutes

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