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Blood Donation - Refrain

Certain category of individuals are strictly forbidden from donating blood.

Do not donate if-

  • You have tested positive for HIV or hepatitis.
  • You are an intravenous drug abuser.
  • You have hemophilia or any blood clotting disorder.
  • You had a heart attack in the last six to twelve months.
  • You had a recent attack of malaria recently.
  • You had received blood, plasma or other blood components during the last year.
  • You had cardiac surgery in the last year.
  • You are taking cardiovascular medicine.
  • You are pregnant.
  • You had an abortion recently.
  • You had received chemotherapy / radiation for cancer treatment.
  • You are at high risk of contracting the HIV.


  1. Donors who give blood voluntarily and for altruistic reasons have the lowest prevalence of HIV, hepatitis viruses and other blood-borne infections, as compared to people who donate for family members or in lieu of payment.
  2. WHO Fact sheet N279, June 2008, Blood safety and donation


Shazidamain Friday, June 14, 2013

According to a recent survey conducted by World Health Organisation, 52.42% of all blood donated in India is through voluntary blood donation camps. The figure was 45% in 2002. This shows that nearly 47.58% of all blood donated is either from paid donors or from family members.

sriharsha.d Wednesday, April 24, 2013

i have donated my blood on 22 feb 2013. can i donate it again on 24 april 2013? i'm of 19 years

purnima.rajput Monday, April 22, 2013

kya jb koi physical ho to last night kya woh blood de sakta hai.....

Michael48 Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Can I donate at a childrens' hospital if i am taking balsalazide disodium fo colitis?

Dominik Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Can I donate blood if a smoked weed ?

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