Nearly five million Americans require a blood transfusion every year, which means that most of us have or will know someone in need of a critical blood donation at some point in our lives.
Despite such intense demand, less than five percent of U.S. residents give blood at least once annually. There are numerous reasons for this, but many of the donor-related questions we receive here at OBI can be placed into a single bucket: “Can I donate if ____?”
Below you’ll find answers to those frequently asked questions. We’re also available to discuss any health- and eligibility-related questions by phone, so if you think you might need additional info, call 888-308-3924 and one of our amazing donor care representatives will assist you.