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:
Information about Emergent Diseases [PDF]
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