Who can donate blood?

Blood is needed constantly, for all kinds of things, such as cancer treatments, operations and in child birth. There are thousands of places all over the country that hold blood donor sessions. Almost anyone aged 17 to 60 years and in general good health can give blood.

Source: Organ and tissue donation – your questions answered @ Organ Donation


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  • Who Can Give Blood? @ Give Blood

    Excerpt: Most people can give blood. If you are generally in good health, age 17 to 65 (if it’s your first time) and weigh at least 50kg (7st 12Ib) you can donate. However, If you are female, aged under 20 years old and weigh under 65kg (10st 3lb) and are under 168cm (5′ 6″) in height, we need to estimate your blood volume before donating. There is no medical reason for an upper weight limit.

Photo: Medical professionals perform a specialist kidney operation for the first time in Tonga. The medical team are part of an AusAID-funded Pacific Islands Program (PIP) team visiting Tonga. by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under Creative Commons license