Last Updated on Sep 23, 2020

Drugs and Blood Donation

Normally there is no problem with blood donation if you are taking a drug; however there are certain drugs that not approved for the donation-

  • Antibiotics given for an active infection.
  • Finasteride (Proscar, Finast) given for prevent the enlargement of prostate gland.
  • Finasteride (Propecia) given to cure baldness.
  • Dutasteride (Avodart, Dutas) given for prevent the enlargement of prostate gland.
  • Wafarin, Warfilone (Coumadin, Acetrone) usually given to prevent blood clots in the legs, heart or lungs.
  • Acitretin (Soriatane) given for severe psoriasis.
  • Etretinate (Tegison) given for severe psoriasis.
  • Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret, isotretinoin - (Accutane)) Given to cure severe acne.
  • Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Not same as Hepatitis Vaccine) - given following an exposure to hepatitis B.


  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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