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Blood Bank and Transfusional Medicine:

Requirements to donate blood or platelets

To donate blood, you must meet the following requirements:

  • People older than 18 and younger than 65.
  • Body weight greater than 50 Kg (110 lb).
  • In the case of women: they should not be menstruating, pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not be sick.
  • Fasting minimum 4 hours.
  • Not to have a surgery in the past 6 months (if no blood transfusion).

Note: The donation of platelets is important to have suitable veins and not having taken an aspirin during a period of 3 days prior to donation.

According to the health regulations in Mexico, will NOT be accepted as donors:

  • People who have man to man sex.
  • Sexually promiscuous.
  • Professional blood or plasma donors.
  • People who have suffered hepatitis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, malaria, toxoplasmosis or Chagas disease.
  • Mentally ill or ex-prisoners.
  • People who in the past year have carried out acupuncture, tattoos, and piercings, or who have received blood.
  • People who have suffered venereal or sexually transmitted diseases: AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, among others.
  • Drug addicts.

People who in the last 45 days donated blood, or who were vaccinated in the last 30 days or who fail the clinical selection.