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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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