Our life-saving mission extends beyond providing blood for those who need it. We also provide important personal health screenings that are convenient for donors and beneficial as they maintain overall health.
All donors receive mini-physicals to ensure they are healthy enough to donate blood. This includes
- checking temperature,
- blood pressure,
- pulse and
- hemoglobin level
We report blood pressure, and cholesterol results to each donor online.
Starting October 1, 2018, OBI will no longer mail letters to notify blood donors of test results, including cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Results from your donations will be available online. You may set up an online donation profile with your name as you enter it upon donation and your donor identification number. You will also receive courtesy e-mail reminders regarding results, so if you do not have an e-mail on file, please let your screener know next time you donate blood to help you access results online.
Your health is our number one priority, and we’re taking our concern a step further with Donor CareNection! Donors who have three consecutive elevated blood pressure and/or cholesterol screenings, or who are anemic, will now be contacted through our new Donor CareNection program. If you do not have a doctor or local healthcare provider, we will provide you with some suggestions. We appreciate your commitment to our life-saving mission, and we are committed to supporting your good health.
Each time a person donates, our standard testing of blood is performed to help donors monitor their health as well as to protect recipients, making sure they receive the safest possible blood. A list of these tests with descriptions can be found at the end of this page.
In addition, donors may choose to purchase a fasting lipid panel and/or screening for prostate specific antigen (PSA).Results of these tests are made available in the Donor Portal section of our website approximately 72 hours after collection and will be mailed approximately two weeks after collection.