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We know that you would not donate unless you think your blood is safe. However, for us to assess all risks that may affect you or a patient receiving a transfusion, it is essential that you answer each questions completely and accurately. If you do not understand a question, ask the blood center staff. All information you provide is confidential.
A person should be in good health and feeling well on the day of donation, free of open skin lesions/wounds and infectious diseases, including flu and common cold. Prior to each donation, you will be given a mini-physical and medical interview. A prospective donor may be deferred at any point during the collection and testing process. After the deferral period ends, a donor can return to the San Diego Blood Bank donation center to be reevaluated and resume donation if all donor eligibility requirements are met.
If you have any questions regarding eligibility requirements for blood donation please call (619) 400-8251.
It’s easy to share your good health through blood donation. These steps will help you prepare for your blood donation and ensure the best possible donation experience: