Donating During COVID-19

All donors continue to be allowed on campus regardless of vaccination status. Please report directly to the Donor Center upon arrival and as usual, please reschedule your donation appointment if you are not feeling well. Thank you for your ongoing support of our blood donation program.

The Donor Center at Roswell Park strongly encourages individuals who are healthy and feeling well to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets. There is NO waiting period to donate after receiving the Pfizer, Moderna or J&J COVID-19 vaccines. Masks are no longer required inside the Donor Center.

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Donor Eligibility

Please refer to our donation eligibility prior to making an appointment to donate at the Donor Center.

To ensure a safe donation for you, our patients and staff members, please do NOT present to donate with any of the following:

  • a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing)
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 — until the illness has resolved and you have met the current CDC guidelines for isolation. 

Learn more about current CDC guidelines

If you are unsure whether to donate, or if you have donated recently and you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or you test positive for COVID-19, please contact us at 716-845-8275.

Please be aware that we do NOT test for COVID-19. You should contact your health care provider if you want to be tested.