Can I donate?

Most people are OK to give blood but we check each time that there are no reasons why we should not take a donation from you. This is because we have to take good care of you when you give blood and be sure of both your safety and the safety of any patients who may receive your blood.

In order to become a blood donor you must be;

  1. In good general health
  2. Over 17 years old and under 66 years old (for your first donation)
  3. At least 50 kgs (7 stone 12 lbs)

To view the current UK Donor selection guidelines, click here.

If you enter the name of the country you plan to visit or have visited here, you can see if you are likely to be deferred or not.