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Do not donate blood if you have any of these conditions
  • cold / fever in the past 1 week.
  • under treatment with antibiotics or any other medication.
  • cardiac problems, hypertension, epilepsy, diabetes (on insulin therapy), history of cancer,chronic kidney or liver disease, bleeding tendencies, venereal disease etc.
  • major surgery in the last 6 months.
  • vaccination in the last 24 hours.
  • had a miscarriage in the last 6 months or have been pregnant / lactating in the last one year.
  • had fainting attacks during last donation.
  • have regularly received treatment with blood products.
  • shared a needle to inject drugs/ have history of drug addiction.
  • had sexual relations with different partners or with a high risk individual.
  • been tested positive for antibodies to HIV.
  • Pregnancy And Menstrual Cycle
  • Females should not donate blood during pregnancy.
  • They can donate after 6 weeks following a normal delivery and when they are not breast feeding.
  • Females should not donate blood if they are having heavy menstrual flow or menstrual cramps.