ALL VOLUNTEER WHOLE BLOOD DONORS MUST:
- Be at least 15 years old
- Weigh at least 110 pounds and
- Be in general good health.
Our young donors are vitally important to the future of blood donation. Learn about iron and blood donation in teens here.
All 15- and 16-year-olds require parental consent prior to donating.
ELIGIBILITY BY DONATION TYPE
Power or Double Red
A Power Red donation is 2 units of collected red blood cells as opposed to a single unit taken during a whole-blood donation. To be eligible for a Power Red donation, you must meet the requirements for a whole-blood donation and satisfy the following to ensure the process is safe for you.
On a mobile blood drive
|Height||Weight (lb)||Height||Weight (lb)|
At a donor center: Total blood volume is the added factor; your donor specialist will be able to tell you whether you qualify.
Platelets and Plasma
To donate platelets, donors must meet the general whole-blood donation requirements. Prior to any apheresis procedure, LifeStream’s trained apheresis team will evaluate the donor’s total blood volume and vein access to determine if an apheresis donation is possible.