Who can donate blood
Let others benefit from your good health. Do donate blood if...
- You are between age group of 18-65 years.
- Your weight is 45 kgs or more.
- Your haemoglobin is 12.5 gm% minimum.
- Your last blood donation was 3 months earlier.
- You are healthy and have not suffered from malaria, typhoid or other transmissible disease in the recent past.
- First time donor shall not be over 60 years of age, for repeat donor upper limit is 65 years
- For APHERESIS donor between age group of 18-60 years.
- Pulse: Between 60-100/minute regular
- Blood Pressure: Systolic 100-140 mm Hg and Diastolic 60-90 mm Hg.
There are many, many people who meet these parameters of health and fitness!
Do abide by our rules – be truthful about your health status!
We ensure the health of blood, before we take it, as well as after it is collected. Firstly, the donor is expected to be honest about his or her health history and current condition. Secondly, collected blood is tested for venereal diseases, hepatitis B & C and AIDS.
You have to be healthy to give ‘safe blood’
- Have regularly received treatment with blood products.
- Under treatment with antibiotics or any other medication.
- Vaccination in the last 24 hours.
- Have cold / fever in the past 1 week.
- Open heart surgery including Bye-Pass surgery & Cancer Surgery – Permanently Defer
- Had shared a needle to inject drugs/ have history of drug addiction.
- Have cardiac problems, hypertension, epilepsy, diabetes (on insulin therapy), history of cancer, chronic kidney or liver disease, bleeding tendencies, venereal disease etc.
- Had sexual relations with different partners or with a high risk individual.
- Have consumed alcohol in last 24-48 hours or having regular heavy alcohol intake
- Have been tested positive for antibodies to HIV.
- Had major surgery in the last 12 months.
- Had fainting attacks during last donation.
Physiological Status for Women
- Pregnancy and Recently Delivered – Defer for 12 months after delivery.
- Abortion – Defer for 6 months after abortion
- Breast Feeding – Defer for total period of lactation
- Menstruation – Defer for the period of menstruation
Who can't donate blood
Do not donate blood if you have any of these conditions