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Eligibility
   
You should not be suffering from any of the following diseases or taking medicines for them
   
Heart disease
   
Tuberculosis (within 2 years)
   
Malaria (within 1 year)
   
Organ Transplant (within one year)
   
Blood Transfusion (within the last 6 months)
   
Hemoglobin deficiency / Anemia (recently)
   
Drastic weight loss (recently)
   
Hepatitis B, C
   
Kidney disease
   
AIDS
   
Diabetes (are you under medication currently?)
   
Fits/ Convulsions (are you under medication currently?)
   
Major Surgery (within the last 3 months)
   
Small Pox Vaccination (within the last 3weeks)
   
   
   

 

Who can donate Blood ?
 
Any healthy adult, both male and female, can donate blood. Men once in every Three months and women every Four months. Good health of the donor must be fully ensured. The universally accepted criteria for donor selection are:
   
   
   
Age between 18 and 55 years
   
Haemoglobin – not less than 12.5 g/dL
   
Pulse – between 50 and 100/minute with no irregularities
   
Blood Pressure – Systolic 90 – 180 mm Hg and Diastolic 50 – 100 mm Hg
   
Temperature – Normal (oral temperature not exceeding 37.5 degree C)
   
Body weight – not less than 46 Kg
 
 
 
 
Who should not donate blood ?
 
 
Pregnant or lactating women, or those who have recently had an abortion.
   
Persons who are on steroids, hormonal supplements or certain specified medication.
   
Persons with multiple sexual partners or those who are addicted to drugs.
   
Persons who have had an attack of infection like jaundice, rubella, typhoid or malaria.
   
Persons who have undergone surgery in the previous six months.
   
Persons who have consumed alcohol in the 24 hours prior to donation.