Donate Blood to Save Lives
A nurse prepares to help someone donate blood

Become a Hero

When you become a blood donor, you become a potential lifesaver.

How to Donate

Walk-ins are welcome as space permits, though appointments will be given priority. Please bring a photo ID with you to the drive.

To schedule an appointment, log onto (sponsor code: goblue) or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Before Your Donation

All drives on campus in University of Michigan buildings will require both volunteers and donors to wear masks and complete the ResponsiBlue screening in compliance with University policies. Donors who cannot comply with these regulations will be turned away at the door.

Please eat iron-rich foods and drink plenty of water before you donate blood so that you are healthy on the day of your donation.

Wait to give blood if:

  • In the past 14 days, you have had any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • In the past 14 days, you had a positive diagnostic test (for example, nasal swab test) for COVID-19 but you never developed symptoms.
  • You have a pending diagnostic test (for example, nasal swab test) for COVID-19.
  • You are currently instructed to quarantine for any reason.

For more information on the blood shortage and tips on how you can help, visit the Michigan Health Blog.