Tripler Blood Donor Center/Armed Services Blood Program
List of Services Provided:
- Blood Donation
- Platelet Donation (By Appointment Only)
- Convalescent Plasma Donation (By Appointment Only)
Hours of Operations
Monday thru Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Training Holidays: Please call (808) 433-6148
Federal Holidays: Closed
How to make an appointment:
Call (808) 433-6148 during business hours or go to Military Donor website.
To schedule a mobile blood drive
please call Blood Donor Center Recruiter (808) 433-6699
How often can a person donate blood, platelets or Convalescent Plasma?
Blood – every 56 days / Platelets – every 14 days / Convalescent Plasma – (must be 28 days symptom free) every 14 days.
- Must be 18 years or older
- Weigh at least 116 pounds or more
- Be free of cold/flu symptoms for at least 3 days
Can I donate if I had COVID-19?
Yes, you will need to be symptom free for at least 28 days.
Can I donate if I’ve received the COVID–19 vaccination?
Individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to donate blood. All donors must be symptom free and feeling well at the time of donation.
Can I donate if I traveled outside the US, Germany/Europe or to a Malaria Risk Country?
Travel restrictions have recently changed and may vary depending on location and travel duration. Please see attached Blood Donor Pre-Eligibility Sheet or call the Tripler Blood Donor Center 808-433-6148 for more information.
I’ve been deferred in the past for low hemoglobin (iron.) What can I do to improve my hemoglobin level?
It is normal for hemoglobin (Iron) levels to fluctuate. We encourage you to eat a nutritious well-balanced diet with foods rich in iron.
Will I be deferred if I recently got a tattoo or body piercing?
Tattoos from most states only require a 7-day wait. Tattoos must be completely healed. Tattoos done overseas or the following states require a one year wait: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah & Wyoming. All body piercing you will need to wait 3 months before you can donate.
Blood Donor Pre-Eligibility Sheet
- www.militarydonor.com to schedule your whole blood appointment or call 808-433-6148 to schedule an appointment for platelets and convalescent plasma.
- www.militaryblood.dod.mil/ for more information about the Armed Services Blood Program.
Social media outlet: FB – Tripler Army Medical Center Blood Donor Center
We accept customer satisfaction feedback through our FOCUS "For Our Customer's Ultimate Satisfaction" Cards (located throughout the hospital) and through our Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) site located on the Internet at http://ice.disa.mil.
If you have any questions, you may contact our Customer Relations office