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Blood Donor Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to donate blood, you must feel healthy and well, be able to consume a full meal prior to donation and weigh more than 110 lbs. Learn more about specific eligibility criteria below.

  • Acupuncture
  • Age
  • Allergies
  • Antibiotics
  • Asthma/Lung Conditions
  • Birth Control
  • Bleeding Conditions/Blood Diseases
  • Blood Pressure (including Hypertension)
  • Blood Thinners
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illnesses
  • Cold or Flu
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Variant (Mad Cow Disease)
  • Dental Work
  • Diabetes
  • Donation Intervals
  • Donor Deferral for Men Who Have Had Sex with Men (MSM)
  • Ebola Virus
  • Heart Conditions
  • Hemochromatosis (Hereditary)
  • Hepatitis or Jaundice
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Immunization/Vaccination
  • Infection Risk Due to Close Contacts/ Incarceration
  • Infections
  • Intravenous Drug Use
  • Iron (Hemoglobin Level)
  • Medications
  • Organ/Tissue Transplants
  • Pregnancy/Nursing
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Disease, Rash or Acne
  • Surgeries and Procedures
  • Tattoo, Body Piercing (including ears), Electrolysis or Scarring
  • Travel
  • Tuberculosis
  • Weight/Height