Donating with Tattoos

One of the most common misconceptions is that people with tattoos cannot donate blood. The good news is, you can! As long as your tattoo is fully healed and was performed in a professionally licensed establishment in one of 39 states, you can donate! See below for a full list of states that are approved:

Approved States:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri

Montana
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Non-approved States:

Connecticut
Georgia
Idaho
Maryland

Massachusetts
Nevada
New Hampshire

New York
Pennsylvania
Utah
Wyoming
District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

To schedule an appointment, please call 800.879.4484 or click below to find the closest location near you.

Did you know? With ExpressPass you can speed up your donation process by completing the required pre-donation reading and health history questions before arriving at the donation site.

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