Vol 6. Issue 27 / Sep 18, 2006

In Brief

Service Recruits Paid Blood Donors
Because of the continuing success of Scripps Research Normal Blood Donor Service (NBDS), the NBDS now needs to expand the pool of donors who can provide blood to meet the anticipated demand in the coming year.

Donors are immediately compensated with a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $100 for a single draw, depending on the quantity of blood needed.

To qualify as a normal blood donor, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 18 and 65 years of age,
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds (50kg),
  • Have blood pressure between 90-180 mm Hg systolic and 50-100 mm Hg diastolic,
  • Not have undergone major surgery within the past six months,
  • Score adequately on recent hemoglobin testing,
  • Screen negative for HIV and hepatitis B and C, upon entry into the program and every year after that,
  • Not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication on a daily basis.

General information about the Scripps Research NBDS is available at http://www.scripps.edu/researchservices/nbd/, and more detailed information, including forms for becoming a paid donor, is available at http://nbd.scripps.edu/.

NBDS Coordinator Priscilla Crisler can be reached by telephone at (858) 554-2284, facsimile at (858)554-2237, or email at corelab@scripps.edu.


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