Thank you for wanting to donate at the Nebraska Community Blood Bank!
Many of today's medical treatments rely upon the availability of blood. For medical emergencies, ongoing treatments, and surgeries alike, blood is the staple upon which a patient's life depends.
There is no substitute for human blood. Volunteer blood donors, people like you, make a lifesaving difference every day!
There are many reasons to become a blood donor - primarily to help make a difference in someone's health or even save a life.
To become a blood donor, you must:
- Be at least 17 years old. (There is no upper age limit.)
- Weigh 115 pounds or more.
- Be in good health.
- No colds or flu 48 hours prior to donating.
- No antibiotics 72 hours prior to donating.
- No risk of HIV or hepatitis.
- No tattoos 30 days prior to donating.
- Bring an official photo I.D.
What if I have had . . .
- Cancer: If you have been cancer-free and without cancer treatment for at least 12 months, you may be able to donate blood. A doctor’s note will be required. Those who have had a blood cancer such as leukemia or lymphoma are not eligible to donate. For more information, call NCBB Donor Services at (402)486-9434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Diabetes: If your diabetes is controlled you may be eligible to donate. For more information, call NCBB Donor Services at (402)486-9434 or email@example.com.
You are not eligible to donate if you:
- Have lived in the United Kingdom (U.K.) between 1980 and 1996 for three months (cumulative) or more.
- Have lived in Europe for five years or more (cumulative) between 1980 and today.
- Received a blood transfusion in the U.K. since 1980.
- Spent six months or more on a U.S. military base (1980-1990) in Belgium, the Netherlands or Germany.
- Spent six months or more on a U.S. military base (1980-1996) in Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Italy or Greece.
Schedule a Donation Appointment
View a sample of the donor questionaire you will complete prior to your donation