Requirements for Blood Donor is to have above a minimum weight because the amount of blood your body contains is related to your weight and height. If our standard donation represents too high a volume, it’s not safe for you to donate.
When you donate money, You can just give food but if you donate blood, you give someone a new life. It is therefore,we should always be encouraged for the blood donation.
Infact, Blood donation also helps purify your blood to some extent. It is the fact that The average adult has between 10 and 12 pints of blood in their body. Since your bone marrow churns out a constant supply of red cells, plasma, and platelets, the plasma you give is replaced within the first 24 hours.
To donate blood, the minimum weight is 50 kg.
Height/Weight Restrictions for Donors
Eligibility is Based on Estimated Total Blood Volume
Males: You must be at least 4’10” tall and weigh at least 111 pounds.
Females: If your weight at least 110 pounds but are shorter than 5’5”, refer to the minimum height to weight ratio below for donating.
4’10” = 139 lb
4’11” = 135 lb
5′ = 131 lb
5’1″ = 126 lb
5’2″ = 122 lb
5’3″ = 117 lb
5’4″ = 113 lb
Shorter people must weigh more to achieve a 3400 mL blood volume
Red blood cell count Male: 4.32-5.72 trillion cells/L
(4.32-5.72 million cells/mcL)
Female: 3.90-5.03 trillion cells/L
(3.90-5.03 million cells/mcL)
Hemoglobin Male: 13.5-17.5 grams/dL
Female: 12.0-15.5 grams/dL
Hematocrit Male: 38.8-50.0 percent
Female: 34.9-44.5 percent
White blood cell count 3.5-10.5 billion cells/L
(3,500 to 10,500 cells/mcL)
Platelet count 150-450 billion/L
(150,000 to 450,000/mcL)
You should also not donate blood under the following conditions:
1) Intravenous Drug Use
Those who have ever used IV drugs that were not prescribed by a physician are not eligible to donate. This requirement is related to concerns about hepatitis and HIV. Learn more about hepatitis and blood donation.
2) Piercing (ears, body), Electrolysis
Acceptable as long as the instruments used were single-use equipment. Wait 12 months if a piercing was performed using a reusable gun or any reusable instrument.
Wait 12 months if there is any question whether or not the instruments used were single-use equipment.. This requirement is related to concerns about hepatitis. Learn more about hepatitis and blood donation.
3) Pregnancy, Nursing
Persons who are pregnant are not eligible to donate. Wait 6 weeks after giving birth.
Wait 12 months after a tattoo if the tattoo was applied in a state that does not regulate tattoo facilities
5) Zika Virus
If you have been diagnosed with Zika virus infection, wait more than 120 days after your symptoms resolve to donate.
6) Ebola Virus
You are not eligible to donate if you have ever had Ebola virus infection or disease.