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Public-images-osm logo.svg healthcare = blood_donation
Blood donation centre interior.jpeg
Facility where you can donate blood, plasma and/or platelets, and possibly have stem cell samples taken Edit or translate this description.
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A facility where you can donate blood, plasma and/or platelets, and possibly have stem cell samples taken.

How to map


  • add a node in the middle of the facility and tag it with the tags below or
  • draw a way around the facility's building and tag it with building=* and the tags below. (It may be necessary to create a multipolygon for complex buildings.)


Key Value Description Photo

Main tag

healthcare blood_donation A facility where you can donate blood, plasma and/or platelets, and possibly have stem cell samples taken Blood donation centre exterior.jpeg

Information on the facility

operator * The name of the organization that organises the donation, e.g. Red Cross
ref * The reference code of the facility, if it has one
phone * The phone number of the facility
email * The email address of the facility
website * The website of the facility
opening_hours * (Attention: has a specific syntax) The facility's opening hours

Which components of your blood can be donated

If some of these are given, others are implied to be unknown. Explicitly add tags with value no if you know the situation.
blood:whole yes/no Whether or not you can donate whole blood here Blood donation device.jpg
blood:plasma yes/no Whether or not you can donate plasma here. This is done with a plasmapheresis device. Plasmapheresis.jpg
blood:platelets yes/no Whether or not you can donate platelets here. This is done with a plateletpheresis device. Plateletpheresis 2.jpg
blood:stemcells yes/no Whether you can have blood samples taken to determine the tissue type of your stem cells. An appointment might be required.

Compensation for donation

donation:compensation no You get no compensation for your donation.
donation:compensation yes You get a compensation for donating (use the subtags below if you know the type of compensation).
If yes, tag the type of compensation as well if you know it
If one or some of these are given, others are implied to be no.[1]
donation:compensation:payment yes You get paid for each donation, either at the time of donation or after a certain amount of donations.
donation:compensation:vouchers yes You get one or more vouchers for every donation. Those can be either vouchers for fun rewards at the donation centre itself, or coupons for local businesses. Thank-you-vouchers.jpg
donation:compensation:gift yes You can choose a small gift after your donation. In Japan this is called "献血粗品". You do not have to collect vouchers to get these gifts. You may use this tag in combination with donation:compensation:vouchers=yes, this either means that you can choose between vouchers and a small gift, or that you can have both. Click here to search for pictures with Google Images

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  • node 2818569027 Blood donation centre in Bruges, Belgium
  • way 281211429 Blood donation centre in Aalst, Belgium

JOSM preset

A screenshot of the preset window

Blood donation is included in the JOSM preset "Healthcare" by !i! and M!dgard. To add it, open the JOSM preferences, go to the 3rd tab on the left (the map with the grid on top) and then the 3rd tab on top (Tagging Presets). Select the preset from the Available presets list and click the arrow to the right of the list. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window and accept to restart JOSM.

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  1. So donation:compensation:vouchers=yes implies donation:compensation:payment=no and donation:compensation:gift=no. There's no need to explicitly add the latter.