On May 11, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance regarding individual donor assessment for all blood donors. Every prospective donor will be asked the same series of questions, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

The FDA’s updated recommendations may expand the number of people eligible to donate blood but will keep safeguards in place that protect the blood supply.

ARUP Blood Services is committed to achieving an inclusive blood donation process that treats all potential donors with equality and respect. Our team is currently working to change our FDA-regulated processes to allow previously ineligible individuals to donate in the future, in alignment with the new donor criteria.

All donor eligibility criteria will remain the same until ARUP Blood Services can implement the changes.  Please periodically check our website for updates during the next few months, or call 801-584-5272 with questions.