Information for donors


If you decided to donate your blood, then

  • You should be at least 18 years old
  • You should be at least 52kg if you are a female, and 62kg if you are a male
  • Blood pressure should not be high nor low, (doctor’s approval) diastolic 60-100, systolic 90-160
  • The pulse should be at 60-90 BPM

Contraindications for blood donation

Absolutely not - when a person can never give blood

Temporary - when a person can become a donor some time later

The absolute contraindications are:

  • Infectious diseases (HIV, viral hepatitis, laboratory response to viral hepatitis, syphilis, congenital or acquired, all forms of tuberculosis, brucellosis, etc.).
  • A number of diseases of cardiovascular, nervous system, respiratory, digestive systems, malignant neoplasms, blood diseases, etc.

Blood donation temporary contraindications are:

1) Replacement of blood components, tattoos, other medical interventions accompanying breach of skin or mucous membranes

 6 months

2) Operations, including abortion

 6 months

3) Long-term (over 1 month) business trip abroad(endemic area of infections)

 6 months



4)  Pregnancy and lactation period

not less than 1 year after delivery, not less than

3 months after lactation


5) Menstrual cycle

not less than 5 days after the menstrual cycle

6) Allergic state

 2 months

7) Body temperature above 37C, acute inflammation of the upper respiratory tract

1 month


8) Vaccination:

  • live-attenuated vaccine
  • inactivated vaccines
  • rabies vaccine
  • hepatitis B


1 month

10 days

2 weeks

6 months

9) Drug use: antibiotics, salicylates and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

 From 1 week up   to 1 month

10) Individuals who have returned from malaria endemic area

 5 years

11) Alcoholic drinks

 24 hours

12) Alanine Aminotransferase (ALAT) level is high up 2 to times

 3 month

13) Having sex with a non-permanent partner in the last 6 months

 6 month


How to get ready for donation

If you meet the above-mentioned requirements then

  • You should not use greasy, fried, spicy, smoked food, only tea or coffee is preferable.
  • You should not use alcoholic drinks during 24 hours.
  • Before going to Blood Center you should take with you your passport and military card.

The donor completes a questionnaire that outlines his /her health and lifestyle, and then passes a laboratory examination and is being examined by a therapist. The blood donation process is carried out using disposable sterile items. The blood donation is carried out everyday from 9.00 to 12.30, except for weekends and holidays. It is desirable not to make blood donation before examinations, competitions and other intensive types of work.

After blood donation it is necessary:      

  • to lie quietly for 10-15 minutes
  • keep the bandage for 1.5-2 hours
  • avoid doing hard physical work
  • do not drink alcoholic drinks
  • eat well and drink a lot of water 

Vaccination is allowed at least 10 days after blood donation.