16-Year-Old Program

16-Year-Old Program

Carter BloodCare knows that 16-year-olds can make a difference. That’s why we’re letting you make the biggest difference of all – saving lives through blood donation. Sixteen-year-olds can now donate blood. The requirements are the same as for any blood donation, but 16-year-olds must have a signed permission form from a parent or guardian. Contact your drive coordinator to make sure you can participate!

Things to Remember Before Donating

  • Bring a photo ID and proof of birth date
  • Weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health
  • If you have a tattoo or piercing you are eligible if done at a licensed Texas facility
  • Eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids starting 2 days prior to donation
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a healthy meal 1 to 2 hours before your donation and drink the water provided by Carter BloodCare collection staff just before donation
  • Get permission forms signed
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In order to donate, 16-year-olds need the following form signed by their parent:
16-Year-old Donor Permission Form
For more tips before, during and after donation, click here.