In response to a nationwide shortage of blood and platelets, MD Anderson’s Blood Bank is putting out an urgent call for donations. Please make an appointment to donate. Click below to locate a blood drive in your community. Potential donors may call 713-792-7788 with any questions.
Due to our response to COVID-19, all blood donations at MD Anderson Blood Donor Center locations are being held by appointment only to help control donor flow and manage the amount of individuals in one room. For safety reasons, children are not allowed during the donation. This is an institutional policy for COVID-19.
It is safe to donate blood during this time. COVID-19 is not a bloodborne disease. It’s a respiratory virus, and there has been no evidence that COVID-19 could be transmitted or contracted through a blood donation or a blood transfusion. Your blood donation will help ensure an adequate blood supply for our patients during this critical time.
MD Anderson is now offering COVID-19 antibody testing as part of the blood donation process. Donors will be notified of their results via email within one week after donation. The test is not an indicator of immunity against the virus and it is not a test for active COVID-19 infection. People should continue to practice safety precautions like wearing a mask and following social distancing guidelines.
Locate a convenient blood drive location, searching by sponsor code, zip code or date.
Schedule an appointment to donate platelets, whole blood, plasma or double red cells at one of our blood donation centers.
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Current Location Updates:
**Main Building location is currently only open to MD Anderson employees working on campus for platelet donations by appointment only and is Closed on the weekends (Saturdays/Sundays)
**Mays Clinic location is Closed until further notice