Where to donate plasma
Planning for your donation
On the day of your donation, make sure you are hydrated, feeling well, and had a good night’s sleep. Remember to bring a valid ID, your donor card (if you have donated before) and any prescription medication you are currently taking.
Appointments only, please
In compliance with the Public Health Agency of Canada to enable physical distancing, at this time, we can only welcome people with appointments.
- Appointments help minimize the number of people at donor centres.
- Appointments also allow people to complete the pre-screening questionnaire before they arrive at a donor centre and self-defer if necessary in keeping with health and safety recommendations.
- We ask all eligible donors to book their appointment at blood.ca, on the GiveBlood app, or by calling 1 888 2 DONATE.
Please note, gathering bans do not apply to our blood donor centres during a State of Emergency. Several provinces have called for a ‘State of Emergency’ to limit the number of people attending social and recreational gatherings.
Blood donor centres are neither a social nor recreational gathering. Given our unique role within Canadian healthcare, we are committed to welcoming donors during a declared State of Emergency.
During the pandemic, only essential individuals are permitted in the donor centres. This includes donors (with appointments), donor centre staff, volunteers, and essential contractors and delivery persons. Children, significant others (without appointments) are not permitted.
For more information, please visit our COVID-19 page.