BNL Blood Drive

Next Blood Drive: September 5, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brookhaven Center (Bldg.30). No appointment is needed. Please call Patricia Edwards at x3665 if you have questions or concerns.

Brookhaven National Laboratory – a legacy of caring…

Brookhaven National Laboratory has been organizing Blood Drives for the past thirty years. Our employees and guests have generously rolled up their sleeves to anonymously give of themselves to individuals in our Long Island Community. In partnership with the Long Island Blood Services (LIBS), a division of New York Blood Center, we encourage donations of life-giving blood to our friends, neighbors and families in dire need in hospitals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens.

These hospitals require approximately 800 units of blood each day to meet routine needs. We take our role seriously; therefore supervisors and managers are fully supportive and encourage staff to participate in this vital process. We welcome you to our Blood Donation web site and invite you to take a few minutes to review the site, prior to scheduling your blood donation.

Many of you have been steadfast blood donors, and we, along with thousands of unknown families, thank you for your selfless support. For those of you who are contemplating donating blood for the first time we are sure you will find that the joy of knowing that you have provided hope and health to others, far outweighs the time and slight discomfort involved. Thank you for your interest and hope to see you at our blood drives.

Blood Drive Information

Current Blood Drive

  • Next Blood Drive: September 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Brookhaven Center (Bldg.30). For more information, call Patricia Edwards at x3665.
  • BNL Group ID #2568 - Use this group number whenever/wherever you donate
  • Even if you're on medication you can probably give, (diabetes, high blood pressure, and thyroid).  Call 1-800-688-0900 to ask medical or travel questions concerning blood donations.

The Five Steps to Blood Donation

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Donor Eligibility Requirements

To be a blood donor you must:

  • Bring a valid photo ID
  • Weigh a minimum of 110 pounds
  • Be between the ages of 16 (with parental permission) and 75 years old (76+ accepted with a doctor's note)
  • Eat well (low fat) and drink fluids
  • Restrictions may apply to individuals from the United Kingdom and Europe
  • Must not have donated blood in the past 56 days.


Need a ride? Call the BNL Courtesy Van on extension 2714.  The Van is available to transport you to and from the Brookhaven Center.

Before You Donate

  • Get a good night's sleep and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Don't forget to eat a good meal.
  • Don't skip breakfast.  Avoid caffeine about two hours before giving, since it can increase your pulse rate.

Blood Drive Schedule

The next blood drive is scheduled for September 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Brookhaven Center, Bldg.30.

No appointment is needed. Please call Patricia Edwards at x3665 if you have questions or concerns.

Apheresis Donor Locations

You give a very special gift of life by donating through platelet apheresis (ay-fer-ee-sis). Platelets are essential for blood clotting. They are routinely needed to support cancer therapy, open heart surgery, blood disorders and organ transplants. Platelets must be transfused within five days, requiring the supply to be constantly replenished. Because platelets are quickly replenished by your body, you can donate every 3 days, but no more than 24 times a year.

Please call 1-800-688-0900 to make an appointment at the following apheresis centers.

Port Jefferson Station Site
1010 Route 112
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: 631-473-0315

Bohemia Center
3125 Veterans Memorial Highway
Ronkonkoma, NY  11716

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Last Modified: August 22, 2019
Please forward all questions about this site to: Patricia Edwards