Effective October 2, 2023, donors who were previously not allowed to donate blood due to stay in the United Kingdom, France, Republic of Ireland and other countries in Europe during the affected period can now donate plateletpheresis, plasmapheresis or double red cell unit by apheresis method. To know more about the change in criteria, click here.
Please continue to practice social responsibility. You are advised to postpone your donation at the Bloodbanks or mobile blood drives if you are unwell.
Perform a quick eligibility check to find out if you can donate blood.
General eligibility criteria
To donate blood, you must:
- Be in general good health.
- Not have had any symptoms of infection e.g. sore throat, cough, runny nose or diarrhoea for at least 1 week.
- Not have had a fever in the last 4 weeks.
- Not have taken antibiotics for the last 7 days. If you have taken antibiotics, wait at least 1 week from the last dose.
- Weigh at least 45 kg.
- Have a haemoglobin level of at least 13.0 g/dl for males and 12.5 g/dl for females.
It may be harmful to you or the recipients if you donate blood when you are not eligible to do so.
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