Great! You are one step closer to saving up to three lives. Find your nearest donor center.
We know that age ain’t nothing but a number 😎 but legally if you are under the age of 16 you cannot donate blood. If you are a new donor over the age of 75 you have reached the upper age limit. For your safety we cannot allow you to donate.
Are you a feather weight? Our 🏆championship donors need to weigh 50 kg or more in order to donate blood.
Ouch 😬! So you just had some needle work done? No worries you are welcome to come donate blood 3 months after getting a tattoo (this includes micro-blading and permanent make-up) or piercings.
We hope that you are recovering well after your surgery ❤. We need you completely healed before donating blood. If you received any blood products during or after surgery you will need to wait 3 months before you can save a life or 3.
Well done for getting your passport stamped. ✈ Globetrotters like you may be required to wait 3 months after travelling out of the country to donate.
Eish 😭! There is nothing worse than a root canal. If you just had a cleaning or filling, you can come through and donate a day after your treatment.
An extraction, root canal or dental surgery will cost you 3 days of waiting before you can donate. An overnight stay at the hospital for dental surgery will require you wait 3 months before donating
Bun in the oven? 👶 To protect you and the little one, you cannot donate blood if you are pregnant. New mommy’s and breastfeeding mommies please wait at least 3 months after giving birth to donate.
Cough, cough, sniff, sniff. Perhaps you should wipe your nose and rest a bit. If you suspect that you may have a cold, we need you to recover fully before donating blood.
Popping pills 💊? Most prescribed medication may not prevent you from donating. If you are currently taking medication please contact us or visit a donor center near you to find out if it is safe for you to donate.
So you took a short left to a malaria prone area, no worries all you need to do is wait 4 weeks before donating. If your mosquito net failed you and you contracted malaria you, will not be able to donate blood for 3 years after 💉treatment and recovery.