Donor Eligibility

Eligibility criteria:

  • You have to be healthy, fit, and not suffering from a current illness.
  • Avoid donating blood if you have a cold, a cold sore, a cough, a virus, or an upset stomach.
  • Certain prescribed medications, such as antibiotics, can make you ineligible to donate blood.
  • You must weigh at least 110 pounds or 50 kg.
  •  You have to be old enough. In many jurisdictions, parental permission is required for the ages 16–17 to give blood. .
  • You can only donate blood every 56 days.
  • If you have donated blood more recently than that, then you are not eligible again.
  •  Do not give blood if you have had simple dental work done within 24 hours or major dental work in the past month.
  • Dental work in general can place one at risk for dislodging bacteria. This bacteria can get into blood stream and cause systemic infection.