Frequently Asked Questions

QuickPass allows you to begin the blood donation process from the comfort of your home or office. We think you’ll find the process quick, easy, and efficient!

What is QuickPass?
Kentucky Blood Center’s QuickPass allows blood donors like you to answer required health history questions independently, in a private setting at a time that’s convenient for you ON THE DAY OF YOUR DONATION.

How does it work?
You can access Quickpass from on the day of your donation. Using this format, you are able to answer health history questions confidentially, print out or take a screenshot of a bar-coded receipt that contains your hidden responses, and bring it with you to your donation appointment.

How far in advance can I complete QuickPass?
Your health history questions can only be completed on the same day of your blood donation. Online questionnaires completed prior to 12:00 a.m. the day of donation will be invalid and you will have to repeat the questionnaire at the time of your donation.

What are the benefits of using QuickPass?
Because you will already have completed your required health history questions prior to your donation, the process will be potentially shortened – reducing time away from work and personal commitments.

Are the responses kept confidential?
Yes. The only personal information printed on your donor receipt is your name. In addition, QuickPass is designed to timeout after a period of inactivity so no one can access your confidential health history responses.

Does QuickPass determine my eligibility to donate?
No. QuickPass does not determine your eligibility to donate. That will be done at the time of your donation.

Is QuickPass the same as a donation appointment?
No. QuickPass is not the same as making an appointment to donate. If you would like to schedule an appointment either at a blood drive or donor center, please visit our website for blood drive and donor center locations and hours. Please note: Blood drive donation appointments must be made at least one day in advance. (Same-day donor center appointments can be made.)

What equipment is needed?
You’ll need high-speed internet access. A high-quality laser printer and paper are also recommended. Some ink jet printers may not provide a high enough quality barcode for the scanners to read.

What if I can’t access QuickPass from my work computer?
Kentucky Blood Center makes QuickPass securely available to all internet users through standard protocols. However, access to it may be restricted on some employers’ or service providers’ networks. Kentucky Blood Center cannot provide technical support outside of our own network boundaries. If you have difficulty accessing or completing the QuickPass, please complete it on site at the time of your donation.

Will I have to answer the questions again when I arrive to donate?
Typically not. A Kentucky Blood Center staff member will scan your QuickPass donor barcode and review your responses. In rare instances, you may have to answer the questions again at the time of donation if:

  • Your barcode is lost or the barcode printed or saved cannot be read by the scanner.
  • QuickPass is not completed on the same day as your blood donation.

What if I answer a question incorrectly?
You will have the opportunity to go back and correct your answers at any time during the QuickPass process by selecting the “Review Answers” button. If you have already completed the questionnaire and printed your QuickPass, you should notify a Kentucky Blood Center staff member during your screening process of your desire to change an answer.

What if I’m not sure how to answer a question?
Using QuickPass, you can skip a question and review it with a staff member at the time of your donation.

Does QuickPass ask different questions than a typical health history?
No. All blood donors are asked required health history questions—regardless of the format used to answer them.

What if I lose my barcode receipt?
Please print or take a screen shot of your barcode. If you lose your barcode, you will need to complete a new health history questionnaire, either online or at the donation site.

Will my QuickPass answers scan if my phone screen is cracked?
Probably not. In that instance, it’s best to print your QuickPass barcode prior to going to your donation location.

What if I am unable to donate after I have completed QuickPass?
Kentucky Blood Center realizes donors sometimes face scheduling issues that can interfere with their planned donation. However, because your questions must be answered on the day of your donation, you will need to answer them again if you reschedule your donation for another day.

Why do I have to answer questions every time I donate?
All donors complete an FDA-required health history interview before each donation as a safety measure for both the recipient and the donor. Some travel and medical history information will be retained in the donor’s record.

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