Weight - How much should I weigh to donate blood?

To protect your health as a blood donor, there are different minimum and maximum weights to make particular kinds of donations in our fixed and mobile donor centres.

Minimum weight

To donate blood, the minimum weight is 50 kg.

We need you to be above a minimum weight because the amount of blood your body contains is related to your weight and height. If our standard donation represents too high a volume, it's not safe for you to donate.

Maximum weight

Our donor couches can hold up to 170 kg, depending on their type and age. If you have any questions about maximum weight please call us on 13 14 95.

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