Questions regarding blood or apheresis donations, call: 800-398-7888.
Some health conditions or medications may temporarily or permanently prevent persons from donating blood.
If you have a question regarding your eligibility to donate blood and would like to discuss it with someone:
|HIV/AIDS, individuals at high risk and their partners||cannot donate|
|Cold and Flu: You should not donate today if you are currently experiencing symptoms of a “cold” or “flu”||cannot donate today|
|Diabetes, on or off medication and under control||can donate|
|Non-viral Hepatitis, previous Hepatitis A||can donate|
|Viral Hepatitis B, C, D||cannot donate|
|Pregnancy, after delivery, miscarriage, abortion||six-week wait|
|Cancer, treatment complete and disease-free; most types*||one year wait|
|Low blood count||Read more|
|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosed by a physician||cannot donate|
*Note: People with, or who have had, cancer, should contact the Clinical Specialist at 206-292-2543 to determine eligibility.
|Surgery, without transfusion or certain all transfusions were Autologous||can donate|
|Surgery, with transfusion||1-year wait|
|Antibiotics (used for Acne is acceptable), Injectable, Oral||seven-day wait|
|Allergy medications, diuretics, diet pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, Tylenol||can donate|
|Aspirin||can donate blood, but not platelets|
|Blood Pressure Medication (most types)||can donate|
|Measles (rubella) and MMR||one-month wait|
|Hepatitis B||two-week wait|
|Ear/Body Piercing, sterile procedure/equipment used||can donate|
|Ear/Body Piercing, non-sterile procedure/equipment used||one-year wait|
|Tattooing, licensed facility in WA, OR, CA, and ID||can donate|
|Tattooing, non-licensed facility or outside WA, OR, CA, and ID||one year wait|
|Travel outside the US or Canada||Read more|
|Donor deferral, men who have sex with men (MSM)||Read more|
If you have additional questions regarding eligibility:
We want you to know information that is important for patients who may receive your blood and that may also be important to your own health.
Information on Zika Virus, Dengue Virus, and Chikungunya Virus (CHIKV)[PDF]
Only sterile, disposable equipment is used throughout the donation process, which makes it virtually impossible to contract a disease from donating blood.
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