The donor must be active and healthy, and should not be suffering from transmittable diseases. Age and weight- The donor must be 18 to 65 years old and should weigh a minimum of 50 kg. Pulse rate is required between 50 and 100 without irregularities. There are several parameters that determine the criteria of an individual to donate blood.
Other factors include:
MSM- This category of population falls under the men who have had physical relation with other men. This category of population are at a higher risk of having HIV, hepatitis B and certain other infections that can be transmitted by transfusion.
Weight: Donors must weigh more than 45 kgs to be eligible to blood donation.
Few major organizations operate in many regions throughout the country while other are regional and operate with local support. Along with conducting blood donation camps, these organizations also raise awareness on voluntary blood donation and public health.