Lots of people would not know about blood donation prerequisites and precautions. When it comes to donating blood, the question must surely come in everyone’s mind that can I donate blood?
The answer is Yes if you are met with the Terms and Conditions given below.
Some countries have special rules about donating blood, but this list of requirements from the World health organization(WHO) can help you learn if you can donate blood.
Also, Read – Some Benefits of Donating Blood.
In most countries, blood donors should be between 18 and 65. Age factor effects on it. As the age of a person increases, its blood cells start to weaken, or rather its disease resistance decreases.
In most countries, you need to weight at least 110 pounds(or minimum 50kg) to donate a standard unit of blood.
Most of the people in good health can give blood. Don’t donate if you have a cold, flu, sore throat, cold sore, stomach bug or other infection.
4. Tattoos and piercings
You Should Wait for 6 months after having a tattoo or body piercing before you donating blood.
5. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
You shouldn’t donate blood if you’re breastfeeding to a baby or if you’ve given baby birth in the last 9 months.
Depending on what country you live in, you may need to wait to donate blood after travelling somewhere where mosquito-borne infections are common.
7. Iron Levels
Before you donating blood, you’ll be given a quick blood test to make sure your iron levels are healthy.
8. Major disease
Some major diseases Like, Cancer, HIV aids positive person can’t give their blood.
9. Other things
The Person who is weak physically, Those people who are positive with HIV Aids test And who makes the physical relationship with many persons can’t donate their blood.
10. Bad Habits
Some person who drinks Alcohol and takes Drugs or Drugs injection in own body can not donate their blood. The person who takes only alcohol and wants to donate blood, they shouldn’t take alcohol before 24 hours, from donating blood.
FAQs from peoples
Can I donate blood?
Yes ! you can donate if you are passed all the above conditions.
Where can I donate?
At all nearby blood banks and organizations that organize blood donation camps.