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  Who can donate blood
  • If you are healthy and between the age group of 18-60 years.
  • If your weight is 45 kgs or more.
  • If your haemoglobin is 12.5 gm% minimum.
  • If your last blood donation date is more than 3 months for male & 4 months for female.
  • If you have not suffered from malaria, typhoid or other transmissible disease in the recent past.
  Who can't donate blood
  • If you had cold / fever in the past 1 week.
  • If you were under treatment with antibiotics or any other medication.
  • If you have cardiac problems, hypertension, epilepsy, diabetes (on insulin therapy), history of cancer,chronic kidney or liver disease, bleeding tendencies, venereal disease etc.
  • If you had a major surgery in the last 6 months period.
  • If you had vaccination in the last 24 hours.
  • If you had a miscarriage in last 6 months or have been pregnant / lactating in the last one year.
  • If you are having heavy menstrual flow or menstrual cramps and before the completion of 10 days from the start of menstrual date.
  • If you had fainting attacks during last donation.
  • If you had shared a needle to inject drugs/ have history of drug addiction.
  • If you had sexual relations with different partners or with a high risk individual or you have been tested positive for antibodies to HIV.
  Why to Donate Blood
  • Blood transfusions save lives.
  • There's no substitute for human blood.
  • Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion.
  • About 60 percent of the population are eligible to donate blood, yet less than five percent do.
  • Fulfills your desire to "give back" to the community.
  Before Blood Donation
  • Have a good meal at least 3 hours before donating blood.
  • Have a good sleep atleast for 8 hours in the previous night.
  • Avoid smoking on the day before donating. You may smoke 3 hours after donation.
  • Don't take aspirin, or products containing aspirin, for at least 72 hours before donating blood.
  • Don't consume alcohol within 48 hours before donation.
  After Blood Donation
  • Accept the snacks and refreshments offered to you after the donation. You are recommended to have a good meal later.
  • You can resume your normal activities after donating blood, though you are asked to refrain from exercise or heavy weight lifting for atleast twelve hours after donation.
  • Avoid lifting, pushing or picking up heavy objects for at least four or five hours after giving blood.
  • Drink lots of fluids for the next 48 hours.
  • If you choose to consume alcohol, you may do so in the next day.
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