Blood donation leave (BLOOD)

Classified civil service employees, probationary employees and full-time unclassified civil service employees (with the exception of seasonal employees) may receive up to four hours of leave with pay to donate blood at any licensed blood center certified by the Food and Drug Administration, during the employee's work hours.

  • No leave time will be granted to employees who donate on their own time, including lunchtimes.
  • Employees shall obtain approval for leave prior to the donation and shall submit verification of blood donation or deferral upon their return to work.
  • Employees deferred from donation will not be charged for the time used in attempting to donate, but will not receive the four hours leave time granted to those who donate.

There is no limitation on the number of times an employee may donate blood; however, blood centers usually limit donations to six times per year.

Code of Ordinances, Sec. 21-37. (g). – Leave of absence (Blood Donations Leave).

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