Blood Donor Eligibility Criteria Red Cross Blood Services

If you have a history of bleeding problems, you will be asked additional questions. If your blood does not clot normally, you should not donate since you may have excessive bleeding where the needle was placed. For the same reason, you should not donate if you are taking any "blood thinner" such as: Atrixa (fondaparinux) Coumadin (warfarin)…

Rules for Donating Blood With Tattoos and Piercings

Can You Donate Blood If You Have Tattoos? In general, tattoos won't preclude you from giving blood unless you got one done within the last year. According to the Red Cross , you are not eligible to donate blood for 12 months if you got a tattoo in any of the following states that do not regulate tattoo shops:…