• Who can donate blood?
  • What is the eligibility criteria?
  • How frequently can I donate blood?

Are you ready to make a difference in someone's life? Thank you for considering blood donation! Your selfless act could potentially save a life and bring hope to those in need.

Male or female donors between the ages of 18 and 60 are eligible to donate blood. You should be in good general health and weight > 50 kg to donate blood.

In the following section, we provide information about frequently asked questions by blood donors regarding common medical conditions. To confirm your eligibility and fitness for blood donation, our blood bank nurse will conduct a health questionnaire review.

  • Before blood donation, we assess if you can donate blood or not. Occasionally, it may not be possible to donate blood, or we may ask you to wait before donating again. Factors such as medications, medical conditions, pregnancy and travel history can affect your eligibility to donate.
  • To help you determine if you are eligible to donate, this page provides answers to frequently asked questions before your appointment.
  • Please note that eligibility and ability to donate can change over time, and even if you are unable to donate now, you may be able to do so in the future.
  • If you have any concerns about your eligibility or ability to donate, please contact the blood bank.
  • You can donate blood more than once a year! Regular blood donation is a noble and selfless act that can make a significant impact on the lives of those in need. By donating blood regularly, you help others in need.
  • Your generosity and kindness make a real difference, and your commitment to blood donation is truly inspiring. Thank you for your dedication to this important cause.
  • The frequency of donation at SQUH blood bank depends on the type of your blood donation. Whole blood donation:
    • Every three months
  • Platelet donation by apheresis:
    • Every 14 days