Central Blood Bank


Whole blood donation is the most common type of blood donation in which the donor provides approximately one pint of whole blood. Whole blood donations can be separated into three components – red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. This means that one whole blood donation can provide courage to up to three area patients.

To donate whole blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16-and 17-years-old with signed parental consent form*) weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good physical health.

*Download the parental consent form in English or Spanish (will open as a .pdf.).