Most people can. You can give blood if you:
are fit and healthy
weigh between 7 stone 12 lbs and 25 stone, or 50kg and 160kg
are aged between 17 and 66 (or 70 if you have given blood before)
are over 70 and have given blood in the last two years
Men can give blood every 12 weeks and women can give blood every 16 weeks.
Check you are able to give blood
If you have a health condition, have travelled out of the country recently, or if you answer "yes" to any question on your Donor Health Check questionnaire, please call 0300 123 23 23 or check the health & eligibility for further advice about whether this affects you donating blood.
You can register here as a blood donor.
The common reasons donors should check if they can give blood are:
if you are receiving medical or hospital treatment
if you are taking medication
after travelling outside of the UK
after having a tattoo or piercing
during and after pregnancy
if you feel ill
if you have cancer
after receiving blood, blood products or organs.
If you have any questions then contact us by completing a web form or call us on 0300 123 23 23.