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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Blood Bank in Critical Need of Donors

The NIH Blood Bank is currently experiencing low blood product inventory, in the context of nationwide shortages. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has negatively affected blood drives and donor recruitment.

Unfortunately, the need for blood transfusion at the Clinical Center has remained constant to support patients with cancer, surgeries and emergencies. Currently there is a critical need for O-positive and O-negative blood donors. 

To make an appointment, visit or call the NIH Blood Bank in Bldg. 10 at (301) 496-1048 or the Platelet Center at Fishers Lane at (301) 496-4321.

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