ICD-10-CM Code Z52.0

Blood donor

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z52.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of blood donor. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z52.0
Short Description:Blood donor
Long Description:Blood donor

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Z52.00 - Unspecified blood donor
  • Z52.000 - Unspecified donor, whole blood
  • Z52.001 - Unspecified donor, stem cells
  • Z52.008 - Unspecified donor, other blood
  • Z52.01 - Autologous blood donor
  • Z52.010 - Autologous donor, whole blood
  • Z52.011 - Autologous donor, stem cells
  • Z52.018 - Autologous donor, other blood
  • Z52.09 - Other blood donor
  • Z52.090 - Other blood donor, whole blood
  • Z52.091 - Other blood donor, stem cells
  • Z52.098 - Other blood donor, other blood

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Donors of organs and tissues (Z52)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Blood Transfusion and Donation

Every year, millions of people in the United States receive life-saving blood transfusions. During a transfusion, you receive whole blood or parts of blood such as

  • Red blood cells - cells that carry oxygen to and from tissues and organs
  • Platelets - cells that form clots to control bleeding
  • Plasma - the liquid part of the blood that helps clotting. You may need it if you have been badly burned, have liver failure or a severe infection.

Most blood transfusions go very smoothly. Some infectious agents, such as HIV, can survive in blood and infect the person receiving the blood transfusion. To keep blood safe, blood banks carefully screen donated blood. The risk of catching a virus from a blood transfusion is low.

Sometimes it is possible to have a transfusion of your own blood. During surgery, you may need a blood transfusion because of blood loss. If you are having a surgery that you're able to schedule months in advance, your doctor may ask whether you would like to use your own blood, instead of donated blood. If so, you will need to have blood drawn one or more times before the surgery. A blood bank will store your blood for your use.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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