Blood Donation  Who Can Donate

 

 If you …..

1.     Have good health

2.     Weigh over 41 kg (90 lbs or above)

3.     Are aged between 16 and 60 

 

Please don't hesitate and join blood donation! 

 

Please note the following:

 

 

§  To protect both blood donors and recipients, the Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) must stringently screen donors (health history questionnaire, haemoglobin and blood pressure checking etc.) and shall only accept blood donations from those who meet all the set eligibility criteria.    

 

§  Donors aged 61 or above can continue to give until 70, if no less than one donation is made every 12 months; from 66 onward, an annual health assessment by the BTS medical staff is necessary. 

 

§  Donors aged 16 to 17 need to have parental consent at the first donation and can give blood two times in a year, with an interval of no less than 150 days between two consecutive donations; adult (18 or above) males can give four times in a year, with an interval of no less than 75 days between consecutive two donations; whereas adult females can give three times in a year, with an interval of no less than 105 days between consecutive two donations.

 

§   Donors who wish to find out their next donation due date are advised to browse the BTS “eDonor” system (https://www.blooddonor.org.hk/index.cfm), and to preliminary self-assess their donation eligibility online.