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Who Can Donate

To Donate Blood You Must:

  • Weigh at least 115 lbs.
  • Be at least 17 years old, or 16 with parental consent.
  • Provide photo ID, if new donor

Reasons You May Be Deferred From Donating:

  • Currently ill - colds, flu, sore throat - and/or being treated for an illness. 
  • Recent dental surgery ( no infection and off antibiotics)
  • Other blood or plasma donation within the last 8 weeks
  • History of hepatitis
  • Positive HIV test

There are many medications that you can take and still be allowed to donate:

  • Blood pressure medications - provided that your B/P is within normal limits
  • Cholesterol medications
  • Aspirin, Tylenol or similar medication

If you are on a prescription medication and it is not mentioned above, please check with the Lee Memorial Blood Center staff for further clarification.


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