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BLOOD DONATION ON THE FAST TRACK
Donors have told us they would like to get through the donation process faster. We are committedto respecting your time while ensuring a safe blood supply for the patients in your community.
We’re working on new systems and processes to help speed things up; here’s how you can help: 1. Bring personal identification. We prefer ID that has your picture and full name. Some
acceptable forms of ID include: Driver’s License, Work or School ID (with picture and full name) orPassport. Bringing along your Blood Donor Card will help get you through the registration processquickly. If you don’t have one, please ask our staff to order one for you.
2. If you take medication, you probably are eligible to donate. Here is a list of medications that may keep you from donating for a period of time: Medication
Antibiotic or other medication for infection Until you are finished taking itand have no symptoms of infection.
Proscar, Propecia, finasteride, Accutane, isotretinoin Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret Avodart, dutasteride, Arava, leflunomide Blood Transfusion, unlicensed vaccine or Hepatitis B Immune Globulin injection given following an exposure to hepatitis B.
(This is treatment following exposure, not the vaccine.) Soriatane, acitretin Tegison, etretinate, Growth Hormone from human pituitary glands, Bovine or Beef Insulin, clotting factor concentrates 3. Bring a list of all countries (and cities/areas) you have visited (with dates) in the past 3 years and do the same for all European countries you’ve visited since 1980. To help, we have included a
form (on the reverse side) for you to complete before your next donation. Please be sure to
update this list every time you travel and every time you donate.
4. Wear a top with loose-fitting sleeves (preferably short sleeves) so that we can appropriately check your blood pressure and check for the best vein to use to collect your blood.
5. Make an appointment. We make every attempt to take donors with appointments before “walk-ins.” To schedule your lifesaving appointment, log on to www.UnitedBloodServices.org orwww.Bloodcenters.org (for Blood Centers of the Pacific).
Thanks for being a hero! Together we can make your donation
safe, fun and as quick as possible!
Please see page 2 for important information
Blood Donor Qualifications
Age 16 or older for whole blood or apheresis donations (parental permission is required for all 16-year old
donors and 17-year old donors in some states.) Weight: At least 110 pounds (50 kg)
There are some weight and height restrictions for donors younger than 23. Generally, men who are 5’and taller and women who are at least 5’3”and weigh at least 125 lbs are eligible to donate. If you are shorter than 5’3”or weigh less than 125 lbs, contact your local blood center or visit http://www.unitedbloodservices.org/forms/BS_319_chart.PNG for more information Waiting Period between donations:
We Ask you
Have cold or flu symptoms or do not feel well on the day of donation.
Not to Donate
Have had hepatitis after your 11th birthday.
Have had close contact with someone with clinical hepatitis within the past 12 months.
Have a history of cancer in the past year (except some skin or in situ cancers).
Had a blood transfusion, ear/skin piercing**, acupuncture**, accidental
needlestick or come in contact with someone else’s blood in the past 12 months.
(**Ear/skin piercing and acupuncture procedures may be acceptable depending on type of technique used.) Are donating at Blood Centers of the Pacific or United Blood Services Central Coast and have had a tattoo in the past Are donating at Blood Centers of the Pacific or United Blood Services Central Coast and have had a tattoo in
the past 12 months. (At other United Blood Services locations, tattoo within the past 12 months may be accept- able if the tattoo was done in an approved state. Contact your local center for a list of approved states.) Had malaria in the past 3 years, or traveled to a malarial area in the past 12 months.
Are or have been pregnant in the past 6 weeks.
Have been treated for syphilis or gonorrhea in the past 12 months.
Have used a needle to inject non-prescription drugs (including steroids).
Are at risk for exposure to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Travel to Europe since 1980: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic (Slovakia), Slovenia , Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey (military bases only), United Kingdom (includingEngland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar, and the Falkland Islands), and Federal Republic ofYugoslavia. (*We include Turkey if you were associated with a military base there.) European Country
Dates of Travel or Station
Length of Stay
Other Travel outside US (past 3 years):
(include areas/regions & cities)
Dates of Travel or Station
Length of Stay
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