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Factors that Prevent Blood Donation

The following are factors that prevent blood donation:

  • Risk factors for develping HIV/AIDS or hepatitis
  • History of IV drug use
  • A blood disease and/or are on anticoagulant therapy
  • An infection being treated with antibiotics
  • Heart or lung disease
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Diabetes requiring insulin
  • History of stroke/heart attack
  • History of cancer (skin cancer excluded)
  • Been pregnant in the past 6 weeks
  • Had a tatoo or body piercing within the past 12 months
  • Traveled to a malaria area within the past 12 months
  • Spent time that adds up to 3 months in the United Kingdom from 1980-1996
  • Spent time that adds up to 5 years in Europe from 1980-present day