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16 to 60 years (16 & 17 year-olds can donate with parental / guardian consent)
At least 45 kg (100 lbs) for both males and females
Feeling well that day. Not having colds, coughs or flu in the last one week. No fever (Temperature > 37.5°C) in the last 3 weeks
Al least 12 weeks (3 months) between each blood donation.
Major Illness/Surgery Persons with the following conditions are not eligible to donate blood:
Diseases of the heart or lungs (Donors who are asthmatic and without symptoms of asthma is eligible)
Abnormal bleeding tendency or blood disorder
Major surgery (can donate after 12 months)
AIDS or symptoms of AIDS, such as unexplained fevers, severe night sweats, unexpected weight loss, swollen glands, chronic diarrhoea or rare cancer
Some Common Reasons For Temporary Deferral
Cold or sore throat, please wait one week after recovery or treatment
Tooth extraction or dental work, wait for 3 days after treatment
Skin infections (minor), wait 1 week after complete healing
Normal pregnancy, please wait 6 weeks after delivery and when you are not breast-feeding.
Travelled to a malaria endemic area, wait 6 weeks to 3 years and ask the attending doctor / nurse whether you are eligible for donation
Close contact with Hepatitis B, wait 12 months and after full course of hepatitis B vaccination (and shown a satisfactory antibody response)
Infectious Diseases e.g. Chickenpox, Measles, Dengue, wait 6 months after recovery
Tattoo, pierced ears, acupuncture and blood transfusions, wait 1 year and inform the attending doctor/nurse
People who are taking drugs for cancer treatment, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes or current infections will not be accepted as blood donors.
Hepatitis B vaccination (48 hours) (48 hours)
Rabies vaccination (with no exposure) (48 hours)
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever vaccination
Yellow fever, measles, mumps vaccination
Hepatitis A or combination Hepatitis A and B
The donor will be asked to wait for 6 weeks or more if he / she has travelled to Malaria endemic areas such as rural areas in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, etc. Please clarify with the attending nurse or doctor.
Travel to Europe With effect from 1 July 2002, you will be ineligible to donate blood indefinitely if you fall into EITHER one of the following 2 groups:
You have visited or lived in the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Island) from 1980 through 1996 for a cumulative period of 3 months or more, or you have received a transfusion of blood or blood components in the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Island) between 1980 till now.
You have visited or lived in France from 1980 till now for a cumulative period of 5 years or more.
However, if you have stayed in Europe (besides United Kingdom and France) for a cumulative period of more than 5 years, you can donate plasma only through apheresis method.
Tattoo, Ear Piercing or Acupuncture This would require a deferment period of 12 months, unless the needles used are disposable and the whole procedure is sterile. Pregnancy and Menstrual Period
Females should not donate blood during pregnancy.
They can donate after 6 weeks following a normal delivery and when they are not breast-feeding.
Females should not donate blood if they are having heavy menstrual flow or menstrual cramps.
The above criteria cover some common situations that will render a prospective donor unsuitable for blood donation. The doctor or nurse will exercise medical judgment
Donors who are interested in donating blood will have to bring along their NRIC or donation card for registration. Non-Singaporeans will have to produce their passports.
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