Who cannot donate?See in which situations you cannot donate blood

In screening of donors, Pró-Sangue Foundation complies with national and international standards, such as the Ministry of Health, the European Council and the American Association of Blood Banks. The high accuracy in compliance with these rules aims to provide security and protection to the receiver and the donor.

Below we list the main causes of unfitness to blood donation. However, this relationship does not exhaust the subject. Some situations are not included in this list and will be defined in the act of the trial by the nurse or doctor who will carry out your questionnaire.

* The use of some medications temporarily or permanently prevents the donation. Call us to get information about medications, tests, surgeries and medical treatments that you have performed or are in progress, and that is not in the list below.

You cannot donate blood if:

  • » you are under the age of 16 years or above 69 years.

  • » you weigh less than 50 kilos.

  • » you have anemia, diagnosed testing conducted immediately before donation.

  • » you are with hypertension or hypotension at the time of donation.

  • » you are with increased or decreased heart rate at the time of donation.

  • » you have a fever on the day of donation.

  • » you are pregnant.

  • » you are breastfeeding, unless childbirth occurred more than 12 months.

Note: the donor may not donate if it is accompanied by children under 13 years without the presence of another adult to care for them.


You cannot donate blood:

  • 1. for up to 48 hours:

    • » if you received vaccine prepared with killed viruses or bacteria, toxoid or recombinant organism. Examples: cholera, poliomyelitis (salk), diphtheria, tetanus, typhoid (injection), meningitis, pertussis, pneumococcus.

    • » if you received flu vaccine.

  • 2. for up to seven days:

    • » if you had diarrhea.

    • » after symptoms of flu or cold finished.

    • » after curing conjunctivitis.

  • 3. for up to two weeks:

    • » after the treatment of bacterial infections.

    • » after curing rubella.

    • » after cure of erysipelas.

  • 4. for up to three weeks:

    • » after cure of mumps.

    • » after healing of varicella (chickenpox).

  • 5. for up to four weeks:

    • » if you received vaccine virus or bacteria live and attenuated. Example: oral polio, oral typhoid, mumps, yellow fever, measles, BCG, measles, chicken pox, smallpox etc.

    • » if you received tetanus serum.

    • » after cure dengue.

  • 6. for up to eight weeks (men):

    • » after a blood donation. This period should be extended to 16 weeks if there was double red cell donation by apheresis.

  • 7. for up to twelve weeks (women):

    • » after a blood donation. This period should be extended to 24 weeks if it was double red cell donation by apheresis.

    • » after natural childbirth or abortion.

  • 8. for up to three weeks (men or women):

    • » if you underwent appendectomy.

    • » if you underwent hemorrhoidectomy.

    • » if you underwent hernia surgery.

    • » if you underwent resection of varicose veins.

    • » if you underwent tonsillectomy.

  • 9. for six months to 01 year:

    • » if you underwent a major surgery such as: cholecystectomy, hysterectomy, thyroidectomy, colectomy, post trauma splenectomy, nephrectomy, etc.

    • » after cure of toxoplasmosis proven laboratory.

    • » any endoscopy (upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, rhinoscopy, etc.); was proven by biopsy, evaluation of the result is needed.

  • 10. for up to 12 months:

    • » If you received a transfusion of blood, plasma, platelets or blood products.

    • » If you received a skin graft or bone.

    • » If you had an accident and was polluted with the blood of another person.

    • » If you had an accident with a needle already used by someone else.

    • » If you had sexual contact with a person with AIDS or with a positive test for HIV.

    • » If you had contact with prostitutes or with another person who received or paid with money or drugs for sex.

    • » If you had sexual contact with intravenous drug user.

    • » If you had sexual contact with a person who has received a blood transfusion in the last 12 months.

    • » If you had sex with person with hepatitis.

    • » If you live in the same household of a person who has hepatitis.

    • » If you made tattoo.

    • » If you put piercing (if the procedure was performed without antisepsis: wait 12 months after the procedure; if the procedure was done with disposable material and done in an appropriate place: wait 6 months after the procedure; if the piercing was placed on the oral mucosa (or genital mucosa): you are unfit while you are with the piercing and you will be ready after 12 months of withdrawal).

    • » If you had syphilis or gonorrhea.

    • » If you have been detained for more than 24 hours.

  • 11. for up to five years:

    • » after cure of pulmonary tuberculosis.

  • 12. you can never be a blood donor if:

    • » you have or have had a positive test for HIV.

    • » you had hepatitis after the age of 10.

    • » you ever had malaria.

    • » you have Chagas disease.

    • » you received dura mater graft.

    • » you have any type of cancer, including leukemia.

    • » you have serious problems with lung, heart, kidney or liver.

    • » you have blood clotting problem.

    • » you are diabetic with vascular complications.

    • » you had extra-pulmonary tuberculosis.

    • » you had elephantiasis.

    • » you had leprosy.

    • » you had kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis).

    • » you have had brucellosis.

    • » you have an illness that manages legal unaccountability.

    • » you underwent total gastrectomy.

    • » you underwent pneumonectomy.

    • » you underwent splenectomy (not due to trauma).

    • » you underwent organ transplant (or bone marrow transplantation).

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