Give with Confidence

Your safety is our priority.

Mask Policy

Update as of August 11, 2021: Carter BloodCare staff and unvaccinated donors are required to wear facial coverings at blood drives or donation centers, except when temperature is taken during screening, or when eating and drinking after the donation. Vaccinated donors are also strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Carter BloodCare will comply with required mask mandates, as applicable.

As the pandemic environment evolves, the safety of our blood donors and staff remains a priority. We are making decisions based on national guidelines from our industry as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

COVID-19 Vaccine

Individuals who receive the COVID-19 vaccine are invited to donate blood.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Carter BloodCare performed COVID-19 antibody testing on all successful donations through December 31, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If I receive a COVID-19 vaccine, will I be able to donate blood?

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A: Yes, Carter BloodCare welcomes individuals who are vaccinated for COVID-19 and unvaccinated for the virus. You can make an appointment by calling or texting 800-366-2834 or schedule your appointment online.

Q: If I receive the COVID-19 vaccine, will that affect my antibody test results after I donate blood?

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A: The initial antibody screening test that Carter BloodCare uses is unlikely to be positive after a donor receives a COVID-19 vaccine.
The antibodies that are generated after a vaccine are not detected by the antibody screening test that Carter BloodCare uses for donations. Every test detects a certain part of the virus. Your lack of a positive antibody test result means our test doesn’t detect the response to the vaccine; but it does not reflect on the effectiveness of the vaccine.