Who Can Donate Blood-

Most people can give blood. You can give blood if you:

>>are fit and healthy

>>weight over 7 stone 12 lbs or 50kg

>>are aged between 17 and 66 (or 70 if you have given blood before)

>>are over 70 and have given blood in the last two years

How often can I give blood?

Men can give blood every 12 weeks and women can give blood every 16 weeks.

Check you are able to give blood

If you have an existing medical condition or have a question about your eligibility to give blood you should check the health and travel section before you book an appointment.

Common eligibility questions include:

>>receiving treatment

>>taking medication

>>traveling outside of the UK





>>received blood, blood products or organs

You must not give blood or platelets if…Reasons why you must not give blood or platelets

You think you need a test for HIV/AIDS, HTLV or hepatitis.

You must never give blood or platelets if…

>>You are HIV positive.

>>You are a hepatitis B carrier.

>>You are a hepatitis C carrier.

>>You are HTLV positive

>>You have ever had or been treated for syphilis

>>You have ever received money or drugs for sex.

>>You have ever injected, or been injected with, drugs; even a long time ago or only once. This includes body-building drugs and injectable tanning agents. You may be able to give if a doctor prescribed the drugs. Please check with us to make sure.