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Am I eligible to donate blood?

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Are you thinking of giving blood?

  • Find out if you are eligible by taking our quick quiz above.
  • Read the FAQs for full details on why some Australians are not able to give blood.
  • Find out about the different donation types you can make.

Who can give blood

Most people are able to give blood if they:

  • are fit, healthy and not suffering from a cold, flu or other illness at the time of donation or in the previous 7 days
  • are aged between 16-70 years (in QLD and WA 16-17 year olds require parental consent)
  • weigh more than 45kg
  • have plenty of liquid the day before donation and 3 glasses of water/juice in the 3 hours before donating.
  • eat something in the 3 hours before donating
  • bring at least one form of photo ID.

 pdf Parental consent form for QLD/WA 16-17 year olds

Donating after travelling overseas

If you have been overseas recently, or are planning to go, take a look at our travel page to see whether you are able to donate when you return.