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This application is a service of the Singapore Government.

Health Sciences Authority

Donor Criteria

For your health and well-being, you must:

  • Be between 16 and 60 years old
  • Weigh at least 45 kg
  • Have a haemoglobin level of at least 12.5 g/dl (Male donor is 13.0 g/dl)
  • Generally be in good health
  • Not have had any symptoms of infection for at least 1 week e.g. sore throat, cough, runny nose, diarrhea
  • Not have had a fever in the last 3 weeks

In addition to the above requirements, apheresis donors should also:

  • Weigh more than 50 kg
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Not be more than 55 years old (for new apheresis donors only)
  • Have had donated blood at least once before
  • Have arm veins of a suitable size

On top of the above requirements, there are other factors you need to consider before giving blood.

Overseas Deferral Criteria

Have you been to overseas in the last twelve months or lived outside Singapore previously? Please check the latest overseas deferral criteria before you make your donation.

Donation Intervals

Are you a repeat donor? Please also check if you have met the following donation interval before making the next donation. This is to ensure that you have fully recovered from your previous donation.

Previous Donation Current Donation Interval Period
Whole Blood Whole Blood 12 weeks
Whole Blood Platelet/Plasmapheresis 8 weeks
Whole Blood 2 Unit RBC Pheresis 12 weeks
Platelet/Plasmapheresis Whole Blood 4 weeks
Platelet/Plasmapheresis Platelet/Plasmapheresis 4 weeks
Platelet/Plasmapheresis 2 Unit RBC Pheresis 4 weeks
2 Unit RBC Pheresis 2 Unit RBC Pheresis 16 weeks
2 Unit RBC Pheresis Platelet/Plasmapheresis 16 weeks
2 Unit RBC Pheresis Whole Blood 16 weeks