Who are eligible to donate blood?

Any healthy adult, both male and female, can donate blood. Men can donate safely once in every three months while women can donate every four months.

Age

Donor should be in the age group of 18 to 65 years.

Weight

The Donor Should not be less than 45 Kilograms.

Pluse

Temperature and Pulse of the donor shall be normal.

Child Birth

Should have delivered 1 year ago and stopped lactation.

Blood Pressure

The systolic and diastolic blood pressures are within normal limits.

Haemoglobin

Haemoglobin should not be less than 12.5 grams.

Immunization & Vaccination

Should NOT have had shots for any of the following - Cholera, Typhoid, Diptheria, Tetanus, Plague, Gammaglobulin in last 15 days; Rabies vaccination in last 1 year.

Malaria

Should Not have been treated for malaria in last 3 months or 3 years if residing in endemic areas

Tattoo/Acupunture

Should NOT have had Tattoo in last 6 months.

Sugery

Should NOT have had any in last 12 months.

Scars/Skin Puncture

Arms & Forearms should be free from Skin punctures or Scars which are indicative of Intravenous drug use or frequent blood donations.

Cancer

Should NOT have any forms of cancer

Heart diseases

Should NOT have any Heart diseases.

Infection

Should NOT have had any in last 12 months.

Other Disease

Should NOT have Epilepsy, Asthma on Steroids, Bleeding disorders, Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Polycythemia Vera.

High Risk Individual

Should NOT have had any history of Genital ulcers/Discharge, History of multiple sexual partners and Drug Addiction.

Dentist

YES if whitening or impression. YES the day after a filling (restoration), cleaning or orthodontics. YES 3 days after an extraction, surgery, root canal, crown, root planing, gum autograft or implant.

Diabetes

YES if resolved or controled by diet or oral drug. NO if treated with insulin injections.

Medication

Certain medications may pose a risk to the donor or recipient, and if you're taking them you will not be able to give blood.

Drugs

You cannot give blood if injected intravenously, even once.