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Coronavirus Update: What patients and families need to know

Blood Donor Eligibility Criteria

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed some of the eligibility criteria for blood donation in April 2020. The Children’s National Blood Donor Center has not yet implemented these changes but is working hard to update our policies and blood donation questionnaire. Please check back in the first half of June 2020 for updated eligibility criteria.

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