Armed Services Blood Bank

Armed Services Blood Bank Center
Pacific Northwest

Physical Address

Madigan Annex (next to Ramp 2).
Bldg. 9904
Tacoma, WA 98431

Business Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact Information

Blood Bank: (253) 968-1850
(253) 968-1903

About

Armed Services Blood Bank Center is a tri-service organization that supports the blood requirements for four military hospitals. We also ship blood weekly, which is ultimately delivered overseas to areas with high concentrations of deployed troops.

The ASBBC wishes to thank our community for supporting the Armed Services Blood Program. Your donations have helped to ensure the high quality care our service members, retirees, family members and deployed troops richly deserve. However, the need for blood is constant. We urge people to become regular blood donors by continuing to donate throughout the upcoming weeks and months.

Please join the fight and help support our deployed soldiers by donating blood to the ASBBC. These donations are in direct support of our overseas deployments. We need our retirees and military family members to join this fight by donating blood and helping to ensure that our deployed warriors are supported with blood products. Blood donations to the civilian blood centers only support the military if we cannot acquire enough blood on our own.

Make an appointment with us by calling 253-968-1850 to donate blood.

The COVID-19 crisis is having an effect on blood collections and we need your help. Safety for donors and recipients is our highest priority. We have taken proactive measures to ensure the safety of our donors and staff:

  • Blood Drives have been cancelled and donations are now being scheduled by appointment only.
  • Social-distancing: Blood drive stations and chairs are now 6 feet apart.
  • Hand washing facilities and sanitizer are available for donors to use.
  • Accept only 10 people at a time into our facility, or blood drives, to include staff.
  • Although there have been no reported cases of transfusion-transmitted coronavirus, donors are screened for temperatures of at the time of arrival (deferred if greater than 99.5 F).
  • Cleaning and disinfecting donor beds after each donor.
  • We have extended our hours of operations Monday – Friday, 8:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Eligibility


People With: Cannot Donate if:
Tattoos - Within past 12 months
Body Piercing - Not done using a sterile, one-time use needle within past 12 months
Cold/Antibiotics - Within past 72 hours
Donated Blood - Within past 8 weeks
Medical Conditions - Heart, liver, kidney disease; cancer; HIV, hepatitis
Certain Immunizations* - Small Pox within the past 3 weeks
- MMR or Rubella within the past 4 weeks
- Yellow Fever within the past 2 weeks
- Some others within past four weeks
Dental Work - Cleaning within 24 hours
- Extractions within 72 hours
Malaria Exposure - Visited malaria endemic country within the past year - Iraq & Afghanistan are the most common. Lived in a malaria endemic country for 5 years, 3 year deferral.
Malaria Exposure in Korea - North of Seoul, deferred for 2 years
European Travel - 1980-1996 for six months Western Europe
- 1980-1996 UK for three months
- After 1996 if greater than 5 years total
Pregnant or been pregnant - Within the past 6 weeks
Weigh less than 110 pounds
*please bring list of immunizations & dates

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