Eligibility for Donating Blood
- The blood donor should be 18-55 year old
- Body weight should be above 45 kg
- Pulse rate: 60 to 100 per minute and regular
- Acceptable blood pressure range is 160/90 to 110/60.
- Hemoglobin should be minimum 12.5gm/100ml of blood.
Tips on Donating Blood
- Drink plenty of water before donating blood
- Get a good night's sleep
- Eat a full meal within a few hours of donating blood.
- Avoid fatty foods for twenty-four hours before you donate
- Do not take alcohol within a few hours of giving blood because
alcohol dilates the blood vessels
- Relax well
- Avoid smoking on the day before
donating. You can smoke 3 hours after donation.
- Avoid tiring physical activity or heavy lifting for about five hours after
Do not donate blood if:
- You have ever tested positive for HIV.
- You have history of Hepatitis B or Diabetics
- You have ever injected yourself with drugs or other
substances not prescribed by a physician.
- You have hemophilia or another Blood clotting
disorder and received clotting factor concentrate.
- Person with a history of epilepsy, psychotic disorders, abnormal bleeding
tendencies, severe asthma, cardiovascular disorders, and malignancy are
permanently unfit for blood donation
- You have cold / fever in the past 1 week
- You are under treatment with antibiotics or any other medication.
- You have undergone major surgery in the last 6 months
- You had fainting attacks during last donation