Dos and Don’ts for Blood Donation

You can donate blood if

  • you are between age group of 18-60 years
  • your weight is 45 kgs or more
  • your hemoglobin is 12.5 gm% minimum
  • Your last blood donation was 3 months earlier
  • you are healthy and have not suffered from malaria, typhoid or other transmissible disease in the recent past
  • you have eaten a low fat healthy diet few hours before donating blood

Do not donate blood if you have any of the following conditions:

  • cold / fever in the past 1 week
  • under treatment with antibiotics or any other medication
  • major surgery in the last 6 months
  • taken any vaccination in the last 24 hours
  • had a miscarriage in the last 6 months or have been pregnant / lactating in the last one year
  • had fainting attacks during last donation
  • have regularly received treatment with blood products
  • shared a needle to inject drugs/ have history of drug addiction
  • consumed alcohol in the last 24 hours
  • suffered dengue, chicken pox or typhoid in the last 2 years
  • Taken any allergy medicine in last 2-4 weeks

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