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Most people can give blood. You can give blood if you:
Men can give blood every 12 weeks and women can give blood every 16 weeks. Find out more about what happens on the day of your donation.
You can check some of the most common eligibility questions we receive from blood donors.
If you have a health condition, have travelled out of the country recently, or if you answer "yes" to any question on your Donor Health Check questionnaire, please call 0300 123 23 23 or check the health & eligibility or travel section for further advice about whether this affects you donating blood.
You can register here as a blood donor.
The common reasons donors should check if they can give blood are:
If you have any questions then contact us by completing a web form or call us on 0300 123 23 23.
Men often make ideal donors because:
If you are a woman under 20 and you weigh under 10st 3lb or 65kg or are under 5' 6" or 168cm tall you will need to estimate your blood volume to see if you can give blood. If your weight lies between two of the values shown, please use the nearest lower weight.
Alternatively download our reference sheet here
We must make sure it is safe for people to give blood and for patients to receive donated blood. Blood safety information is below: