DeGowin Blood Center

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The DeGowin Blood Center is a hospital-based blood center that collects blood for UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital patients.

Each week more than 450 blood products are transfused at the hospital. Cancer patients, surgical patients, premature infants, people being treated for accident and trauma, recipients of marrow and organ transplants and patients with diseases such as sickle cell anemia and hemophilia all depend on donated blood as part of their care.

Blood donors are welcome at the Blood Center in the hospital (Elevator B, Level 2) or at a DeGowin blood drive in the community.  Walk-ins are accepted but appointments are preferred.