Any healthy adult, both male and female, can donate blood once in every three months. Good health of the donor must be fully ensured. The universally accepted criteria for donor selection are:

Age between 18 and 65 years

Haemoglobin : not less than 12.5 g/dL

Pulse : between 70 and 90/minute with no irregularities

Blood Pressure should be normal.

Temperature : Normal (oral temperature not exceeding 37.5 degree C).

The donor should be free from Diabetes, not suffering from chest pain, heart disease or high BP, cancer, blood clotting problem or blood disease, unexplained fever, weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, enlarged lymph nodes in armpits, neck or groin, white patches in the mouth, etc.

Body weight : not less than 46 Kg