Please view our Flu Visitation Guidelines before you visit.

Common Reasons for Deferral

Our staff will talk with you about your health and travel experiences to determine if you are eligible to donate. Below are some reasons why you would not be able to donate.
You may not donate blood if you:

  • have a history of viral hepatitis at age 11 or older
  • are recovering from an infections illness
  • are in a high-risk group, such as those with AIDS
  • recently had major surgery
  • spent a total of three months or more in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996
  • spent five years or more in Europe (including time spent in the U.K. between 1980 and 1996) since 1980
  • served more than six months at a military base in certain European countries between 1980 and 1996

To learn more or to become a blood donor, call (732) 235-8100, ext. 221 or 248. If you are unable to donate blood, and would still like to help, please call us to talk about how you can get involved.

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