Things you should know before giving blood

Things you should know before giving blood

You must be between the ages of 18 & 65

You must be in a healthy condition – no existing infections

Diabetics are ineligible if they are controlled by diet or oral medication, no insulin

Persons with hypertension are eligible as long as their blood pressure is within a reasonable reading at the time of donation (this is determined by the technician)

There must be no history of jaundice after age 11

You must have a meal and fluids within an hour prior to donation

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