Blood Donation at Somerset Campus

Please call ahead as our hours may change during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note, at this time we cannot welcome walk-in donors. All donors must have an appointment.

One of only a few hospital-run programs of its kind in the state, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Volunteer Blood Donor Program relies on the support of individuals and area service organizations to provide most of the blood used annually at the medical center. We are proud to offer a comfortable atmosphere where donors are treated as an important part of our family. Convenient hours allow donors to schedule evening or weekend appointments and walk-ins are always welcome.


Walk-ins welcome Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Evening and Saturday hours by appointment.
Please note: Our Blood Donor Room periodically closes for off-site blood drives. Please call before coming to donate.

You Can Help!

The need for blood is increasing much faster than the number of donors. Your donation of blood can minimize these shortages and help save the life of someone in need. Blood donors may donate for general, replacement, autologous or designated use.

You also can help by volunteering your time in the donor room.

Who Can Donate

Donors must:

You may not donate if you:

  • Have a history of viral hepatitis at age 11 or older
  • Are recovering from an infectious illness
  • Are in a high risk group (such as individuals with HIV or AIDS)
  • Spent a total of three months or more in the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands) between 1980 and 1996

For more specific details on who may donate, contact the Blood Donor Program at 908-685-2926.

There is no danger in donating blood, as sterile, disposable equipment is always used.

Location & Parking

The Blood Donor Room is located in the Laboratory on the first floor of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. Donors should park in the specially marked FREE priority parking spaces on the first or top level of our parking deck.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Blood Donor Program is Now Mobile

It is now even easier and convenient for you to help save lives in your community.