Be in generally good health and
Be at least 17 years of age; upper age 60 .
Weigh at least 110 pounds (45 kg).
Pulse: 80 to 100 beats/min and regular.
Temperature: Should not exceed 99.5 (37.5c).
Blood Pressure: acceptable range is 160/90 to 110/60.
Skin: the venipuncture site should be free of any lesion or
scar of needle pricks indicative of addiction to narcotics or frequent Blood
donation (as in the case of professional Blood donors).
Whole Blood donors may donate every 56
Plasma donors may donate twice a week (max. every 48
Platelet donors may donate a maximum of 24 times per
Other specialized donations are subject to other
Do not donate blood if
You have ever tested
positive for HIV,
You have ever injected yourself with drugs
or other substances not prescribed by a physician,
You are a
man and have had sex with another man, even once,
hemophilia or another Blood clotting disorder and received clotting factor
You have engaged in sex for drugs or money since
You have been held in a correctional facility (including
prisons and/or detention centers) for more than 72 hours
in the last 12 month.