What can you exclude from the plasma donation?

REQUIREMENTS

who can donate?

People of all blood groups can donate their blood. Donors with blood group 0 negative (universal donors) are particularly in demand.

Who can donate blood?


Each person:

- the healthy is;
- the at least 18 years old (Attention: the first blood donation must have been made before the day of the 66th birthday. Blood donations beyond the 66th birthday are only allowed if the previous donation was less than 3 years ago);
- the at least 50 kg weighs;
- the has no risk of transmitting infectious diseases.
 
In addition to these basic criteria, there are a number of contraindications that you can temporarily and in certain cases even permanently exclude from donating blood.

Who can donate plasma?


Each person:

- the healthy is;
- the at least 18 years old (Attention: The first plasma donation must be made before the day of the 66th birthday. After this day, plasma donations are only permitted if the previous donation was less than 3 years ago);
- the at least 50 kg weighs;
- the is not at risk of transmitting diseases through the blood.
 
All blood groups can donate their plasma.

In addition to these basic criteria, there are a number of contraindications that you can temporarily and in certain cases even permanently exclude from plasma donation.

Who can donate platelets?


Each person:

- the healthy is;
- the at least 18 years old (Attention: The first blood platelet donation must be made before the day of the 61st birthday. Beyond the 61st birthday, platelet donation is only allowed if the previous donation was less than 3 years ago);
- the at least 50 kg weighs;
- the has no risk of transmitting diseases through the blood.
 
The platelets are preferred in donors of the Blood groups 0 and A taken.

A single donation of platelets through apheresis enables a transfusion to 1 or 2 adults and up to 3 children!

In addition to these basic criteria, there are a number of contraindications that you can temporarily and in certain cases even permanently exclude from platelet donation.

Please note that you have to fill out a questionnaire before each donation, which is followed by a confidential medical consultation.

 

Would you like to learn more?
Take the online test or visit our Contraindications website.

 

Are you considering donating blood? Any questions?
Call us on: 0800 92 245 or send us an email to [email protected]
You can also consult our brochures