Blood Donation Eligibility

In general, to donate blood, you should be:

  • At least 17 years old
  • 110 pounds or heavier
  • In good health

And you should not:

  • Be pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • Have had a tattoo within the past 12 months, if done outside the US
  • Have had a dental procedure, including a routine cleaning, within 48 hours of donating
  • Have traveled to a malaria-risk country
  • Have felt sick within 72 of your donation appointment

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