Blood drives are a lifesaving tradition at Washington University in St. Louis, and we invite you to get involved.  Sponsored in partnership with American Red Cross and Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center they take place four times per academic year.

Next Blood Drive: Wednesday, April 3

Danforth Campus: 9am-9pm; School of Medicine Campus: 10am-6pm

Sign up to donate with the American Red Cross or Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center:

Danforth Campus:

School of Medicine Campus:

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged as they will get you in and out faster.

Volunteer at a Blood Drive Location

Volunteers enable blood drive locations to run more efficiently and allow donors to get in and out faster. Volunteers are needed to help with:

  • Donor and walk-in Check-in
  • Information distribution about the blood donation process (this is given to you upon arrival)
  • Supporting blood bank staff
  • Outreach and communication when locations are especially full or available for more donors
  • Location set up and clean up

Volunteer shifts are one (1) hour, but you are welcome and encouraged to sign up for multiple shifts. Sign up to volunteer here.

Learn more about other ways to get involved here

Danforth Campus Directions

University-Wide Blood Drives are hosted at the Athletic Complex, which is located at the west end of the Danforth Campus. You can access the Athletic Complex via Olympian Way. If facing the complex, enter through the doors to the right of Sumers Recreational Center.

Donate. Volunteer. Tell a friend.