- You are 18-65 years old (donors under 60 who donate blood/blood components for the first time)
- You weigh at least 50 kg
- You have not used any alcohol on the day before your donation
- You have eaten and slept well, you are rested and feel fine
- You are healthy and have not been ill recently
- You have had healthy food and drunk plenty of fluids before donating
- You have not donated blood for at least 9 weeks and you have not donated more than 4 (women) or 6 times (men should have a 3-month break after their 6th donation) within 12 months.
Donors should have an identity document (passport, eID or any other type of identification that has an identity number, name, surname and photo).
We cannot accept any donor without an identity document.
Before your donation, will check your health and both elbow joint veins. Please remember that all the information provided by you is confidential, so please be honest.
You cannot, if...
You cannot be a donor for any of the following reasons:
- Infectious diseases: hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, human T-lymphotropic virus, babesiosis, visceral leishmaniasis, Chagas disease
- Autoimmune (immune) diseases
- Metabolic diseases
- Recurring fainting episodes, cramp syndrome, serious brain injuries, neurosurgery
- A serious central nervous system disorder (ischaemia, multiple sclerosis, etc.)
- Haematological disorders, including coagulopathy and excessive bleeding
- Cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, arrhythmia, heart conduction disorders, coronary heart disease, vascular thrombosis, recurrent thrombophlebitis, etc.)
- Chronic and recurrent respiratory diseases (chronic lung conditions, bronchial asthma)
- Chronic and recurrent gastrointestinal conditions (with frequent exacerbations and gastrointestinal bleeding)
- Chronic and recurrent kidney conditions (chronic glomerulonephritis, recurrent pyelonephritis)
- Chronic and recurrent genitourinary conditions (chronic interstitial cystitis)
- Malignant diseases
- Type one or two sugar diabetes, if insulin is used in therapy; sugar diabetes with complications
- Users of intravenous or intramuscular narcotics, anabolic steroids or hormones
- Relatives of people with subacute spongiform encephalopathy (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) or variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob) (family history)
- If a person received a blood transfusion in the UK after 1980 or lived there in 1980-1996 for a cumulative period exceeding 6 months
- Current treatment includes medicines derived from human pituitary gland
- Transplanted cranial dura mater or cornea
- Persons with xenotransplants
- Positive, weak positive or false positive results of donor’s blood lab/ tests for causative agents of viral hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus, syphilis
- Persons at high risk of blood borne diseases due to their sexual behaviour
- Blood group with extra agglutinins, RBC antibodies, etc.
If you have any questions, call 80000003 and check!