Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Blood Donor Centre

The Oxford Blood Donor Centre is on the John Radcliffe Hospital site, next to the Academic Centre.

Save a life - give bloodThere is designated parking for donors only in red bays, behind the Centre, between the Academic Centre and the Industrial Block.

The Centre was refurbished in early 2015 and has a bright and comfortable donation area.

Staff at the opening of the refurbished Oxford Blood Donor Centre
Staff and donors at the re-opening of the Centre

Important - access for pedestrians 2015

Building work is taking place in front of the main entrance to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

During the works, pedestrian access to the Blood Donor Centre is via the road just to the right of the Maternity entrance of the Women's Centre (Level 2).

Walk down the road (downhill) with the Women's Centre to your left. You pass WIMM and the Lecture Theatres, and then bicycle racks to your right. At the end, when you have passed the 'Japanese garden' on your left, please turn right.

The entrance to the Blood Donor Centre is just on the left, under the 'bridge'.

It may help to look at these instructions alongside the map at the link below.

Blood Donor Experience - video

This video on www.blood.uk shows you what it will be like when you come to donate blood.

Are you eligible to donate?

Some people may find that they are not eligible to donate, either permanently or temporarily.

You can find more information about this on www.blood.uk

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Opening times for blood donation

  • Monday
    9.40am - 12.20pm and 2.10pm - 6.50pm
  • Tuesday
    9.40am - 12.20pm and 2.10pm - 6.50pm
  • Wednesday
    8.00am - 11.00am and 12.20pm - 3.00pm
  • Thursday
    9.40am - 12.20pm and 2.10pm - 6.50pm
  • Friday
    8.00am - 12.45pm and 2.20pm - 5.15pm

Appointment times for platelet donation

  • Monday 9.40am, 11.20am, 2.10pm, 3.50pm, 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 9.40am, 11.20am, 2.10pm, 3.50pm, 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 8.00am, 9.40am, 12.20pm, 2.00pm
  • Thursday 9.40am, 11.20am, 2.10pm, 3.50pm, 5.30pm
  • Friday 8.00am, 9.40am, 11.20am, 2.20pm, 4.00pm
  • Sunday 8.00am, 9.40am, 12.20pm, 2.00pm

You are welcome to drop in when the Blood Donor Centre is open, but you may prefer to make an appointment through the website www.blood.co.uk as we cannot predict how long you are likely to wait otherwise.

If you have an appointment, but can't make it, please call us to rebook.

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