How often can one donate blood?

I just donated on June 16, but we're facing a critical blood shortage in Indiana, and since I'm not overly busy I thought perhaps I could donate again this weekend.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In America, the minimum interval is 8 weeks.

    You would need to lie to donate before then--as you will be asked to ID yourself, and your previous donation will be on record.

    There is a reason for this waiting period, no doubt, to do with your healt.

    Attempting to circumvent will likely earn you a permanent deferral--which means your blood won't be available at all.

    Good for you for wanting so much to help, though. We do need people to donate blood.

    Source(s): Regular blood donor
  • 1 decade ago

    between the age of 20+ to 60 - every six month on can donate blood.

  • 1 decade ago

    in California its 8 to 9 weeks (6 times a year).

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know about America, but here in UK it's every 16 weeks I think.

    I couldn't donate last time because low iron levels. :(

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  • 1 decade ago

    Call the red cross and ask, you may be okay...We're on critical blood shortage here also...

  • 1 decade ago

    every eight weeks here in florida. i am sure it is the same everywhere and they keep up with it in a computer so you don't donate to often.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think it's usually 6 weeks.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think you have to wait six weeks.

  • 1 decade ago

    twice a week

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