Before Donating Blood
Possible Side Effects
Most people feel absolutely fine after donating blood, both physically and mentally! However, for some donors, minor side effects may sometimes occur:
After Donating Blood
Who Can Give Blood?
Who Can't Give Blood?
Although most people are eligible for blood donation, it is not the case for everyone. There are many reasons why you might not be able to donate, but these reasons fall into two main categories:
We understand that it can be very disappointing if you are unable to give blood. However, it is our moral and ethical duty to ensure your safety and the safety of the patient. We know you get that. And we appreciate it.
Check out the list below to see what can make a potential donor ineligible. If you’re not eligible to donate blood, don’t feel bad. Just check out our Get Involved page for other ways to support the cause. There are plenty of other ways to be a hero.
You should NOT give blood if: