At least 18 years old, at least 53kg for females and at least 63kg for males. Blood pressure should not be too high or too low (upon doctor’s approval), diastolic 60-90, systolic 90-140 Pulse 60-90 BPM.
Contraindications may be permanent when a person can never or temporary donate blood and when a person can become a donor after a while.
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, respiratory, digestive systems, malignant neoplasms, blood diseases, etc.
In addition to the permanent contraindications, the following risk groups cannot donate blood: homosexuals, prostitutes, imprisoned individuals, viral hepatitis-infected patients, AIDS patients, HIV-infected patients, and their family members.
1) Blood transfusions, tattoos, other medical interventions accompanied with breach of skin or mucous membranes /6 months/
2) Surgeries, including terminations of pregnancy /6 months/
3) Long-term (over 1 month) business trips abroad (to endemic areas 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 reactions /2 months/
7) Fever above 37˚C, acute inflammation of the upper respiratory tract /1 month/
live-attenuated vaccine /1 month/
inactivated vaccine /10 days/
rabies vaccine /2 weeks'
hepatitis B /6 months/
9) Use of medicaments: antibiotics, salicylates and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicaments /from 1 week up to 1 month/
10) Returning from malaria endemic areas /5 years/
11) Alcoholic drinks /24 hours/
12) Alanine Aminotransferase (ALAT) elevation up to 2 times /3 months/
If the above-mentioned requirements are met, there must be no consumption of greasy, fried, spicy, smoked food on the day of the donation, only tea or coffee is allowed. No consumption of alcohol is allowed within 24 hours before the donation.
Presentation of a passport/ID or military card at the donation center is necessary.
The donors complete a questionnaire on their health and lifestyle, after which they take a lab exam and are examined by a therapist. The blood donation process is carried out using disposable sterile items. The blood donation is carried out every day from 9.00 to 13.00, except for weekends and state holidays. It is preferable not to make blood donations before exams, competitions, and other intensive work.
a. To lie down for 10-15 minutes
b. To keep the bandage for 1.5-2 hours
c. To avoid hard physical labor during the day
d. Not to consume alcohol
e. To eat well and drink a lot of water
Vaccination is allowed at least 10 days after blood donation.
Yerevan, Haematology Center after Professor R.Yeolyan
Address: Kanaker-Zeytun dist., Hrachya Nersisyan str., bldg. 7
Phone: 010 28-38-00
Armavir Medical Center
Address: Armavir city, M. Heratsi 10 str.
Lori Medical Center
Address: Vanadzor city, G. Nzhdeh 2/42 str.
Phone: 0322- 4-30-53
Gyumri Medical Center
Address: Gyumri city, Mazmanyan 3a str.
Syunik Medical Center
Address: Goris city, Orbelyanner 5 str.
Hrazdan Medical Center
Address: Hrazdan city, Ghukasyan 40 str.