FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Know more about blood donation and know how you can help people.
Who is a healthy donor? (Weight, age, haemoglobin)
Can we donate blood before 18?
How often is one eligible to donate blood?
Am I eligible to donate if I have high Blood Pressure, Diabetes or Thyroid?
b. If you are on insulin for diabetes, you are not eligible to donate blood, however, if you are on other diabetes medication, you may donate blood if you haven’t taken your medication for that day and the doctor at the donation center approves.
c. You are not eligible to donate blood if you have Thyroid, however, if the case is mild and medication is of low power then you might be able to after consulting your doctor.
What excludes one from donating blood?
People that suffer from Abnormal Bleeding, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Cancer, Asthma or Epilepsy cannot donate blood. People that have had Heart Surgery or Kidney Surgery cannot donate blood either. This is not an exhaustive list, just the most common ones.
How many days after recovering from an illness can I donate blood?