Blood Donation Eligibility Quiz
Know more about blood donation and know how you can help people.
#1 Are you under 16?
You cannot donate at this time. However, we would be delighted to see you when you are 16.
#2 Are you 65 years of age or over?
If you have never given blood before, then you cannot donate However: – if you are between 65 and 69 years and have given blood in the last 10 years then you can give blood. – if you are 70 years or over and you have given blood in the last 2 years and you have a certificate of fitness from your GP, you can give blood. The certificate is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
#3 Do you weigh less than 50kgs or more than 130kgs?
If you weigh less than 50 kgs you are unable to donate at this time. If you weigh more than 130 kgs you are unable to give blood at a mobile blood donor clinic.
#4 Today or in the last 2 weeks have you had any illness or injury, e.g. a cough, a cold, a sore throat, vomiting, diarrhoea or an open wound?
You cannot donate if you have any illness or injury which may mean that it is not safe to give your blood to a sick patient.
#5 For women; are you pregnant or have you have you been pregnant in the past 12 months?
You cannot donate during pregnancy and for 12 months after your pregnancy.
#6 Have you ever had a sexually transmitted infection (STI)?
You cannot donate if you have ever had syphillis or gonorhoea.
You can give blood 4 months after complete recovery and conclusion of treatment for chlamydia and genital herpes.
You can give blood 2 weeks after complete recovery and conclusion of treatment of genital/anal warts.
Contact us for all other STI’s not listed.