Who can donate ?

Some basic health conditions have to be met by donors. A donor should:
  • Be above 18 years and below 60 years of age.
  • Have a haemoglobin count that is not less than 12.5 g/dl
  • Weigh not less than 45 kgs.
  • Have normal body temperature at the time of donation.
  • Have normal blood pressure at the time of donation.
  • Should be free of any disease at the time of donation.
  • The donor should not have taken any medicine in the last 48 hours.
  • The donor should not have contacted jaundice in the previous three years.

Who should not donate blood ?

    The following categories of people should avoid donating blood:
  • Pregnant or lactating women, or those who have recently had an abortion.
  • Persons who are on steroids, hormonal supplements or certain specified medication.
  • Persons with multiple sexual partners or those who are addicted to drugs.
  • Persons who have had an attack of infection like jaundice, rubella, typhoid or malaria.
  • Persons who have undergone surgery in the previous six months.
  • Persons who have consumed alcohol in the 48 hours prior to donation.
  • Women should avoid donation during their menstruating period.
  • Persons with any systemic disease like heart disease, kidney disease, liver problems, blood disorders or asthma should NOT donate blood.
  • Persons suffering from infections transmitted through transfusions like HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis etc should not donate blood.

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