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1. Enter your zip code

2. Select your drive location

3. Select your donation time

4. Select "First Time Donor"

5. Enter your name, email address, and date of birth

Make an Appointment

Thank you for your interest in donating blood with Stanford Blood Center.

Ready to Get Started?

There are two easy ways to make an appointment:

1. By phone. You can call our friendly staff at 888-723-7831

2. Online. Visit

New Donors

Thanks for becoming a donor. Register to make your first appointment. Don't worry, it's quick and easy!


Existing Donors

Welcome back! Log in to your account to make an appointment or visit the rewards store.

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Starting on Monday, November 7, we will be making temporary changes to our appointment scheduling and walk-in availability:

Palo Alto
Fridays: no whole blood appointments or walk-ins

Menlo Park
Mondays and Fridays: no whole blood appointments or walk-ins
Saturdays: no whole blood appointments but will accept walk-ins

Mountain View
No changes

Helpful hint:
After your first donation, remember to return to to finish setting up your online donor account. You can log in to your SBC donor account after each donation to check your health information, see when you are eligible to donate again, and redeem points for thank you gifts in our rewards store.

Not sure if you are eligible to donate? We can help.

Why donate?

Every donation counts.

Your donation directly impacts members of our community. Local donors help local patients.

Did you know?

Only 38% of the general population is eligible to donate, but fewer than 10% of those eligible actually do.

That is why it is so important that those eligible to donate do so.

Donors must:

  • be at least 18 years of age (16- and 17-year-olds may donate blood with a parent/guardian’s consent). California law requires anyone under the age of 18 to have a parent’s or legal guardian's permission to donate when their donation will be screened with an investigational (research) test. Donors under the age of 18 should bring the completed consent form (05-FX1) when registering to donate. The consent form can be obtained online here, at a Stanford Blood Center donor center, Stanford Blood Center community blood drive, or from your high school blood drive coordinator
  • weigh at least 110 pounds for donors 19 or older (Donors under 19-see height/weight requirements)
  • be free of cold and flu symptoms (allergies ok; as are most medications)
  • eat before donating and drink plenty of fluids
  • bring photo ID
  • fill out a Medical History Questionnaire (which will be provided at the time of your donation) and discuss answers confidentially with a Medical Historian

For more in-depth deferral information, please visit:

You can also visit our FAQ page to get answers to some of the most common questions related to blood donation:

Looking for an upcoming community mobile?

No matter where you are, you can find a convenient location to donate blood near you. Just visit is and look for upcoming mobiles using our zip code search.

Here are just a few of the upcoming mobiles scheduled: 

January 22, 2017, 10 am- 2 pm
First United Methodist Church of Sunnyvale

January 26, 2017, 9:30 am- 2:30 pm
Rose Garden Community

January 26, 2017, 11 am- 4 pm
Willow Glen Community

February 1, 2017, 1:30- 5:30 pm
YMCA Northwest

Our mobiles come to you.
Find or host a mobile blood drive in your area:

FIND a Drive

HOST a Drive

Perks for Donating

Although we always need all types of blood products, we sometimes experience critical shortages. Check back regularly to learn about the great thank you gifts we offer to encourage donors to come in during these critical need times.

Monday Movie Madness
We need your help on Mondays. Donate blood at our Palo Alto center or give platelets at our Menlo Park center and to thank you for coming in when we need you most, we'll give you one Cinemark Theatres movie ticket!

Sports Basement Coupons
Visit any one of our donor centers and receive a percentage off coupon at any Bay Area Sports Basement locations.

Learn more on our Special Events and Promotions page.

Where does your blood go?

To remind you how much your donation matters, we like to share stories of local patients who have been helped by Stanford Blood Center donors. This month's feature story is about a happy little boy who overcame cancer.

Magdalena knows what it is like to be on both sides of the equation: a blood donor AND a blood receipient. Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Mucosal Melanoma in 2013, Magdalena found herself in need of that precious resource she had given so many times before for others. Today, Magdalena is cancer-free and recently started donating again. She is ever grateful for the kindness of the blood donors that helped make her recovery possible.

Read the full story.

Read more patient stories here.

Who We Are

SBC is your community blood center serving the following local hospitals:

Stanford Health Care
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Palo Alto V.A. Hospital
Livermore V.A. Hospital

SBC also provides blood products to biotech
and academic researchers and clinical laboratories.