If you have had a recent illness or infection, especially one that is transmissible through blood, you may be temporarily deferred from donating until you have fully recovered.
Individuals who are underweight or anemic may be deferred from donating blood due to concerns about their ability to tolerate the loss of blood volume.
Some medications, particularly those that affect blood clotting, may be a reason for deferral. Always inform the healthcare professional about the medications you are taking during the pre-donation screening.
Travel to certain regions with a high risk of infectious diseases may lead to temporary deferral to prevent the potential transmission of these diseases through blood.
Individuals who have undergone recent surgery or medical procedures may be deferred temporarily, depending on the nature of the procedure and recovery status.
Some medical conditions, such as certain cancers, heart diseases, or blood disorders, may lead to permanent deferral or require careful evaluation before donation.
Pregnant individuals or those who have given birth recently may be deferred from blood donation due to potential changes in blood volume and iron levels.
Individuals engaged in high-risk behaviors that increase the likelihood of bloodborne infections (such as certain sexual activities or drug use) may face deferral to ensure the safety of the blood supply.