Blood Donation

Appointments and Information

Phone: 212-263-5440
Fax: 646-754-1022

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM


NYU Langone Medical Center
The NYU Blood Center is located at 317 East 34th Street, on the 8th Floor.(between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Blood Donation Programs

Patients who may require blood during their hospitalization have two donation options:

  1. Autologous Donation Program
    Patients are encouraged to donate blood for themselves in advance of their surgery date. The patient must consult with the surgeon who will determine how many units of blood the patient needs to donate. The patient must bring a completed Autologous Donation Program form, signed by the surgeon, to the Donor Center at the time of donation.
  2. Directed Donor Program
    The Directed Donor Program allows patients to have family and friends donate blood for their use. Once the blood is determined to be appropriate for use by the patient, blood from directed donors will be on hand for patients while they are in the hospital.


Donor Eligibility

Anyone over 17 years of age in good health may donate. A history of hepatitis, jaundice, heart disease, or exposure to AIDS will disqualify the donor. Most cancer survivors (except melanoma, lymphomas, leukemia, and Hodgkin's Disease) are eligible to donate after 2 years' remission.

If you are a blood donor from the Ukraine and have been deferred in the past, you may now be eligible to donate. Call the NYU Blood Center (phone number above) for details.

Requirements for autologous donation vary. Most medications are allowed.

The staff at the Blood Donor Center will be happy to answer any questions.

Eligible volunteer donors receive a small token of appreciation.