Blood Drive and Stem Cell Donor Registry for Abigail
March 6, 2021 Restoration Center 119 Centerway Greenbelt, MD 20770 10:00am – 3:00pm
*Blood Donation* Am I Eligible to Donate Blood?
Eligible In order to donate blood you must meet these preliminary requirements:
Healthy and feeling well Able to consume a full meal Weigh more than 110 lbs
Permanently Ineligible If you lived in the United Kingdom from 1980-1996 for a total time of 3 months or more. If you lived in France or Ireland from 1980-2001 for a total time of 5 years or more. If you have ever tested positive for HIV/AIDS.
If you had shots or vaccinations in the past 8 weeks. If you have had a tattoo or ear/body piercing in the last 3 months. Note that this requirement varies by state. You must wait 3 months after obtaining a tattoo in Maryland, Pennsylvania or Washington, D.C. but there is no waiting period for Virginia and West Virginia as long as the tattoo site has healed properly. If you had a major illness in the past 6 months. If you traveled outside the U.S. or Canada in the past 3 years. If you are taking other medications for chronic medical conditions.
You can join the Be The Match Registry if you: Are between the ages of 18-60 Live in the United States or Puerto Rico Meet health guidelines Are willing to donate to any patient in need If you are between the ages of 18-44, patients especially need you because research shows that cells from younger donors lead to more successful transplants.