ABCs of eligibility to donating blood, platelets and plasma


You may not be eligible to donate if your health and/or the safety of Canada’s blood and plasma supply are at risk. Detailed below are common reasons why we defer some donors. If you have questions or are unsure about your eligibility, please call to speak with one of our trained health professionals at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

Reasons why you may not be eligible:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture performed with single-use, disposable needles does not affect your ability to donate. If you are not sure what type of needles were used during your treatment, you must wait three months before you can become eligible to donate.

Age

The minimum age to donate is 17. There is no upper age limit for donating in Canada. 

If you are a first-time donor and considering donating platelets or plasma, call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to discuss your eligibility. 

If you are between 17 and 23 years old, and never donated before, you must meet our height and weight requirements outlined in the table below. 

MALES 

IF YOU ARE... YOU MUST BE AT LEAST ... 
169 cm (5’ 6”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
165 cm (5’ 5”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
163 cm (5’ 4”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
160 cm (5’ 3”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
158 cm (5’ 2”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
155 cm (5’ 1”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
152 cm (5’) 50 kg (110 lb) 
150 cm (4’ 11”) 52 kg (115 lb) 
147 cm (4' 10”) 54 kg (120 lb) 
Less that 147 cm (4'10")Sorry, you are not eligible

FEMALES 

IF YOU ARE... YOU MUST BE AT LEAST... 
169 cm (5’ 6”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
165 cm (5’ 5”) 52 kg (115 lb) 
163 cm (5’ 4”) 54 kg (120 lb) 
160 cm (5’ 3”) 56 kg (124 lb) 
158 cm (5’ 2”) 58.5 kg (129 lb) 
155 cm (5’ 1”) 60 kg (133 lb) 
152 cm (5’) 62.5 kg (138 lb) 
150 cm (4’ 11”) 64 kg (142 lb) 
147 cm (4' 10”) 66 kg (146 lb) 
Less that 147 cm (4'10")Sorry, you are not eligible

If you are below 147 cm (4’ 10”), you may become eligible when you turn 23 or move up the chart. Keep in mind that all donors, regardless of age, must weigh at least 50 kg (110 lb) to be considered eligible to donate blood and plasma. 

Alcohol

Any evidence of intoxication or inability to give informed consent will prevent you from donating.

Allergies

You are eligible to donate as long as you are feeling well at the time of your appointment. Remember to bring any prescription medication with you to your appointment.

Antibiotics

If you have an infection, you should not donate blood and plasma. When taking medication for an infection, you may temporarily be unable to donate.

Learn more about acceptable and unacceptable medication under our Medication tab below. If you are on medication and wish to donate, please call to speak with one of our trained health professionals at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

Asthma

You are eligible to donate as long as you are not experiencing difficulty breathing and generally feeling well at the time of your appointment. Remember to bring any prescription medication with you to your appointment.

Birth Control

Women taking oral or other forms of birth control are eligible to donate.

Blood donation interval

To be eligible to donate, your last:

  • Whole blood donation must have been 56 days ago for males, 84 days ago for females
  • Plasma donation must have been seven days ago
  • Platelet donation must have been 14 days ago

Plasma donation intervals vary depending on the type of plasma donation each donor centre collects.

To confirm if you are eligible to donate plasma and how often you can donate, please call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

Blood Transfusion

Eligibility to donate blood and plasma after receiving a transfusion varies. Typically, you must wait six months after receiving a blood transfusion from another person before you can donate blood. If you have received a transfusion, please call to speak with one of our trained health professionals at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

Cancer

Your eligibility to donate depends on the type of cancer you had and when it was treated.

  • Skin cancer
    • Squamous cell or basal cell - You are eligible to donate if your treatments were successful. Some medications may require a temporary deferral after completing your treatment. Please call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to speak with one of our trained health professionals to discuss your eligibility.
    • Melanoma - You are not eligible to donate.

For most types of cancer, you are eligible to donate five years after your treatment is complete and you are cancer-free. These include: 

  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Uterine cancer

Individuals with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma are not eligible to donate. 

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please call to speak with one of our trained health professionals at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283). 

See our COVID-19 page for more information about COVID-19 and donor eligibility.

Cannabis

Individuals who use cannabis may be eligible to donate, however, any evidence of intoxication or inability to give informed consent will prevent you from donating.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

You are not eligible to donate.

Cocaine

There is no deferral for cocaine use, except if used intravenously.

If you have ever used cocaine intravenously, you are not eligible to donate.

Colds and Flu

You are eligible to donate with a cold if you are:  

  • Feeling well. 
  • Able to participate in day-to-day activities. 
  • Not taking antibiotics. 
  • Not coughing up phlegm.  

If you have the flu, wait until you are fully recovered to donate.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please call to speak with one of our trained health professionals at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283). 

COVID-19

Those who have contracted COVID-19 will be deferred, and the amount of days deferred depends on their symptoms and recovery. A person who had COVID-19 and was asymptomatic is not eligible to donate blood for 14 days after a positive test. If the infected person was symptomatic but not hospitalized, they must wait to donate for 14 days after a full recovery. If the person was hospitalized, they cannot donate until 21 days after a full recovery. For more information about eligibility, we ask donors to call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

Learn more on our COVID-19 page.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Variant (vCJD/Mad Cow)

You are not eligible to donate if you have spent: 

  • A cumulative total of three months or more in the United Kingdom (UK) between January 1980 and December 31, 1996. 
  • a cumulative total of 5 years or more in France and/or Ireland (republic of Ireland) between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 2001 

Crohn’s disease

You are not eligible to donate.

Dental Work

The deferral period for donating blood, plasma or platelets depends on the type of dental work you received.

  • If you have had a cleaning, filling, brace adjustment or crown restoration (such as bonding or veneers), you are not eligible to donate until the day after your treatment.
  • If you have had an extraction, root canal or dental surgery you are eligible to donate 72 hours after your treatment, if you have fully recovered.

For plasma donation at the following locations, there is no deferral period due to cleaning or filling:

  • Sudbury plasma donor centre, 900 Lasalle Boulevard
  • Lethbridge plasma donor centre, 3735 Mayor Magrath Drive South
  • Kelowna plasma donor centre, 2271 Harvey Avenue (Orchard Park Mall)
  • Brampton plasma donor centre - 8255 Financial Drive
  • Orleans plasma donor centre - 110 Place d'Orléans Drive (Place d'Orléans shopping centre)

Diabetes

If you have diabetes that is treated with diet and/or medication (other than insulin) to lower your blood sugar, you can donate.

If you have diabetes that is treated with insulin you may be able to donate. Please call to speak with one of our trained health professionals at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to discuss your eligibility.

Disease

For your safety and the safety of the patients who receive blood transfusions, donations are not taken from people with certain medical conditions. Please call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to discuss your health. One of our trained professionals will be able to determine your eligibility.

Ebola

Anyone who has been told by public health authorities that they have been exposed to the Ebola virus is advised not to donate blood and plasma for 56 days following their last contact with the infected person(s) or area.  

West African countries with confirmed cases of Ebola are also a risk for malaria. Travelers who have visited malaria-risk countries are deferred from donating blood for three months but source plasma donors may be eligible to donate right away. See the travel section of our site to determine if you can donate, or call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to discuss your eligibility. 

Epilepsy

You may be eligible to donate if you have been seizure-free for six months. If you are taking medication to treat epilepsy, please call to speak with one of our trained health professionals at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to discuss your eligibility.

False Reactive Test Results

The initial tests we use to screen blood are highly sensitive to guarantee the safety of Canada’s blood supply. Our tests are designed to detect donations with even the smallest levels of infection. This ultra-sensitive means of testing can sometimes create a reaction with proteins in the blood and produce a "reactive" (i.e., positive) result. We then check the result using a more specific test with a different standard of sensitivity. If that test does not produce the same positive result, we consider the first result to have been a "false reactive" or "false positive."

In the past, a false reactive result meant that a donor was indefinitely deferred from giving blood. Since then, Health Canada has approved a re-entry program for some false positive results to allow eligible donors to be re-tested after a six-month waiting period.

If you have received a false reactive result in the past and would like to set up an appointment to be re-tested, call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to speak with one of our trained health professionals.

Learn more about false reactive test results

Fibromyalgia

You are eligible to donate.

Geographic Deferrals

Some people are deferred from donating blood or plasma because of where they lived or places they visited. For instance, donors who have travelled to locations outside of Canada, the continental U.S. and Europe have a waiting period of 21 days after their return home before donating blood or plasma. These new criteria were introduced in February 2016, to identify donors at risk for acquiring illnesses spread by mosquitos such as Zika virus.

Other deferrals include those for malaria and variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (vCJD).

Because the risk of infection diminishes over time, people who have lived (for six months or longer) in a country where malaria is prevalent are deferred for three years after departure from the country. Those who have visited a malaria risk area are deferred for 3 months after leaving that area. If your visit lasted less than 24 hours, please call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to discuss your eligibility.

Because of the theoretical risk of vCJD, Health Canada concluded that deferring donors who had spent time in the following places balances the safety of Canada's blood and plasma supply with the need for donors:

  • a cumulative total of three months or more in the United Kingdom (UK) between January 1980 and December 31, 1996 
  • a cumulative total of 5 years or more in France and/or Ireland (republic of Ireland) between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 2001

Donor screening deferrals are based on risk factors. It has nothing to do with race or ethnicity.

Learn more about geographic deferrals

Health

You must be in good general health to donate blood or plasma. This means feeling well and able to perform normal activities. On the day of your donation appointment, you should be well hydrated, have had something to eat and had a good night's sleep the night before.

Heart

With some heart conditions such as a heart attack or coronary heart disease, you may be eligible to donate. Please call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to discuss your condition.

Hemochromatosis

Hereditary hemochromatosis is a common genetic disorder. Individuals with hemochromatosis absorb too much iron from their diet and may accumulate extra iron in their vital organs.

If you are otherwise eligible to donate, you can donate whole blood every 56 days for males and every 84 days for females. In between your Canadian Blood Services donations, there should be at least one week between an outpatient phlebotomy and your next donation. If you have late complications from hemochromatosis such as liver cirrhosis or heart failure, you are not eligible to donate.

If you’re looking for more information about hemochromatosis, click here or visit the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society website.

Hemoglobin

We test your hemoglobin level before each donation.  

  • Males must have a hemoglobin level of at least 130 g/L and females must have a hemoglobin level of at least 125 g/L to donate whole blood.
  • For males and females, your hemoglobin must be at least 125g/L (12.5g/dL) to be eligible to donate source plasma.

Learn more about hemoglobin

Hepatitis

You may be eligible to donate with a history of hepatitis six months after you have fully recovered, unless the cause was due to hepatitis B or C virus.

If you ever tested positive for hepatitis B or hepatitis C, you are not eligible to donate, even if you have never been sick from the infection.

If you live with or have had sexual contact with a person who has or had hepatitis, call us to speak with one of our trained professionals at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to discuss your eligibility.

HIV/AIDS

You should not donate blood or plasma if you:

  • Have HIV
  • Ever had a positive HIV test
  • Have done something that puts you at risk for becoming infected with HIV.

Several activities put people at a high risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS, and a person may be deferred from giving blood if they have participated in these activities.

Iron

A diet rich in iron is advised for all donors. A decrease in iron stores (ferritin) may occur in frequent donors. If you donate regularly, speak with your pharmacist or doctor about taking iron supplements to prevent low iron stores. Ask your doctor to check your iron stores (ferritin).  

If you are taking  

  • A multivitamin with iron, you are eligible to donate 
  • An iron tablet to prevent low iron, you are eligible to donate 
  • An iron tablet to treat low iron stores (low ferritin), you can donate three months after you start taking the iron tablets and if your doctor advises you that your iron levels are normal 
  • An iron tablet to treat iron deficiency anemia (low hemoglobin and ferritin), you can donate six months after you start taking the iron tablets and if your doctor advises you that your iron levels are normal 

Learn more about iron

Lupus

If you are diagnosed with Lupus, you are no longer eligible to donate.

Malaria

We do not accept whole blood or platelets from individuals who have had malaria. Even if you are fully recovered, there is a chance you may still be carrying the malarial parasite in your red blood cells and platelets. You may give a plasma only donation (Plasmapheresis) at a Canadian Blood Services donor centre that has the equipment to perform this specialized procedure, if you have been recovered from malaria for more than 6 months.

If you spent time in a region affected by malaria, you may be temporarily ineligible to donate. Depending on how long you were in the affected region, the waiting period to donate can be three months to three years. Popular tourist destinations like the Dominican Republic have some areas where malaria exposure is a risk.

For a list of malaria-risk countries and information on temporary deferral periods due to travel outside of Canada, visit the travel eligibility section of our website or call us at 1-888-236-6283.

If you are considering donating plasma, call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to discuss your eligibility.

Medication

For vaccines, see Vaccinations 

Most prescribed medications do not prevent you from donating. However, the underlying condition that requires a particular medication may affect your eligibility to donate. In some cases, you may not be eligible to donate while taking medication and could be temporarily deferred after completing your medication. 

If you are currently taking medication and want to know if you are eligible to donate, review our list of acceptable and unacceptable medications below. If your medication is not listed, please call to speak with one of our trained health professionals at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283). 

COMMONLY USED MEDICATIONS THAT ARE ACCEPTABLE WHEN DONATING BLOOD OR PLASMA.

  • Acebutolol
  • Adalat
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Allopurinol 
  • Amitriptyline 
  • Amlodipine 
  • Aspirin 
  • Atarax 
  • Atenolol 
  • Ativan 
  • Atorvastatin 
  • Betaxolol 
  • Bisoprolol 
  • Buspar 
  • Cardizem 
  • Cardura 
  • Catapress 
  • Celebrex 
  • Celexa 
  • Cipralex 
  • Citalopram 
  • Clomipramine 
  • Clonidine 
  • Compazine 
  • Corgard 
  • Coversyl 
  • Crestor 
  • Cymbalta 
  • Desipramine 
  • Diltiazem 
  • Doxazosin 
  • Effexor 
  • Eltroxin 
  • Felodipine 
  • Flomax 
  • Fluoxetine 
  • Fluvoxamine 
  • Hydralazine 
  • Hytrin 
  • Ibuprofen 
  • Inderal 
  • Indomethacin 
  • Lexapro 
  • Lipitor 
  • Lopressor 
  • Lyrica 
  • Meloxicam 
  • Metoprolol 
  • Minipress 
  • Mobic 
  • Monocor 
  • Nadolol 
  • Naproxen 
  • Nasonex 
  • Nexium 
  • Nifedipine 
  • Nortriptyline 
  • Norvasc 
  • Oxazepam 
  • Paroxetine 
  • Paxil 
  • Penbutolol 
  • Phenelzine 
  • Piroxicam 
  • Plavix 
  • Prazosin 
  • Propranolol 
  • Protriptyline 
  • Prozac 
  • Rabeprazole 
  • Ramipril 
  • Reactin 
  • Remeron 
  • Ritalin 
  • Sectral 
  • Sertraline 
  • Sinequan 
  • Stelazine 
  • Synthroid 
  • Tenormin 
  • Terazosin 
  • Trazodone 
  • Tylenol 
  • Venlafaxine Xr 
  • Ventolin 
  • Verapamil 
  • Wellbutrin 
  • Yasmin 
  • Zoloft 
  • Zyban

 

COMMONLY USED MEDICATIONS THAT AFFECT PLATELET FUNCTION.

For platelet donors only: Platelet donors require a waiting period after taking the following medications. These are some of the medications that inhibit platelet function. Note the waiting period after the asterisk symbol (*). 

  • Advil *24 hours
  • Aleve *72 hours 
  • Arthrotec *24 hours 
  • Aspirin *72 hours 
  • Ibuprofen *24 hours 
  • Indomethacin *24 hours 
  • Naproxen *72 hours 
  • Piroxicam *14 days 
  • Plavix *14 days 

Menstrual cycle/Menstrual cramps

You are eligible to donate.

Minor Illness

You should be feeling well at the time of your appointment. If you have a cold, flu or allergy symptoms, we may ask you to wait to donate until you have fully recovered—for your sake, and for the health of any potential blood or plasma recipient.

Monkeypox

If you have had monkeypox, you should wait 42 days from the start of symptoms before donating blood or plasma

If you have had contact with someone who has had monkeypox and don’t get sick or have symptoms, you should wait 42 days from last contact with the infected person before donating blood or plasma.  

Call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to discuss your eligibility.

Multiple Sclerosis

You are not eligible to donate.

Organ/Tissue Transplants (grafts)

Eligibility requirements after an organ or tissue transplant/graft vary. You must wait 12 months after receiving any type of tissue transplant from another person before becoming eligible to donate.  

If you ever received a dura mater (brain covering) transplant, you are not eligible to donate. This requirement is related to concerns about the brain disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). 

If you received a tissue graft from one area of your body to another, you are eligible once you have fully recovered. 

If you have questions about your eligibility, please call to speak with one of our trained health professionals at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283). 

Piercing

Donors must wait three months after having a body piercing due to the increased risk of infections associated with piercings.

Pregnancy and Nursing

Pregnant donors are not eligible to donate. There is also a six-month waiting period after giving birth before you may become eligible to donate.

If you reside in Ottawa, Brampton, Edmonton or Vancouver, we encourage you to consider cord blood donation — rich in lifesaving (blood) stem cells — to Canadian Blood Services Cord Blood Bank.

If you are breastfeeding, you are not eligible to donate during the first six months after giving birth.

If you have had a miscarriage or termination of pregnancy, you must wait six-weeks before you are eligible to donate. If you received an Rh immune globulin injection during your pregnancy, such as WinRho, you must wait six months before donating.

If you are considering donating plasma, call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to discuss your eligibility.

Sexual behaviour-based screening

All donors are asked if they’ve had new and/or multiple sexual partners in the last three months. If you answer “yes,” you will be asked a follow-up question about whether you’ve had anal sex with any partner in the last three months. If you have, you will need to wait three months from the last time you had anal sex to donate. Learn more on Sexual behaviour-based screening.

Sexually Transmitted Disease

Deferral periods for donors with a sexually transmitted disease vary. You may eligible if it has been more than 12 months since you completed treatment for syphilis or gonorrhea. Chlamydia is not a cause for deferral once it has been treated. If you have genital herpes, you are eligible to donate once lesions have healed. Venereal warts (HPV/human papilloma virus) are not a cause for deferral. If you have questions about sexually transmitted diseases and donor eligibility, call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to speak with one of our trained health professionals.

Skin Condition, Rash, Acne

Most skin conditions are acceptable if the skin over the vein used to collect blood or plasma is not affected.

If you have a skin infection, wait until the infection has cleared before donating.

Most medications to control acne will not disqualify you from donating.

If you have a skin condition and are wondering if you can donate, call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to speak with one of our trained health professionals.

Stitches/Laceration

You are eligible to donate once stitches are removed provided there is no infection and you are not taking antibiotics.

Surgery

In general, having surgery is not a concern for donating, but the underlying condition that precipitated the surgery may be. If the underlying condition is not cause for deferral, you will need to be fully recovered from the procedure and feeling well before donating. 

If you received any blood products during or after surgery, you must wait six months before donating. 

Eligibility is on a case-by-case basis. If you have recently had surgery, please call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to speak with one of our trained health professionals to discuss your eligibility. 

Tattoos

You must wait three months after getting a tattoo (includes microblading and permanent makeup) before you are eligible to donate. The temporary deferral period is due to the increased risk of infections associated with tattoos. 

Travel

If you are planning a trip outside of Canada or have just returned, make sure you are informed about your destination and any issues that may affect your ability to donate.

Visit our travel page for more information. 

Vaccinations

If you have recently been vaccinated, you may be temporarily deferred from donating blood or plasma. Review our full list of deferral periods for vaccinations below.

DISEASE

VACCINE BRAND NAMES
This list is not inclusive of all brand names 

WAITING PERIOD

Anthrax 

None

Chicken Pox (varicella) 

ProQuad, Varilrix, Varivax III

3 months

Cholera

Dukoral (oral)

None

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 vaccines given in Canada

None

Diarrhea (traveller's)

Dukoral (oral)

None

Diphtheria

Adacel, Boostrix

None

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis

Boostrix

None

Encephalitis, Japanese

Ixiaro

3 weeks

 Hepatitis A

Avaxim,  Havrix, Vaqta

7 days

Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B

Twinrix

4 weeks

Hepatitis B

Engerix B, Recombivax–HB

4 weeks 

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Shingrix

None

 

Zostavax II

3 months

Human Papillomavirus

Cervarix, Gardasil 9

None

Influenza

Afluria tetra, Agriflu, Arepanrix (H1N1), Flucelvax Quad, Flumist intranasal, Fluviral, Influvac, Intanza, Panvax (H1N1), Vaxigrip

None

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

MMR II, Priorix

4 weeks

Measles, Mumps, Rubella, varicella

MMRV, Priorix Tetra, ProQuad

3 months

Measles (Rubeola)

MMR II

4 weeks

Meningococcal  

Bexsero, Menactra, Menjugate, Menveo, Nimenrix, Trumenba

None

Monkeypox

Imvamune

None

Mumps

MMR II

4 weeks

Paratyphoid 

None

Pertussis

Adacel, Boostrix

None

Plague 

None

Pneumococcal

Pneumovax 23, Prevnar 13

None

Polio

Sabin oral polio vaccine (oral)

6 weeks

 

Salk Imovax, IPV (injection)

None

Rabies (pre-exposure immunization) 

Imovax Rabies, RabAvert

None

Rabies (post-exposure immunization)

Imovax Rabies or RabAvert only (no immune globulin given) 

None

 

Rabies Immune Globulin - HyperRAB, Imogam rabies, Kamrab

12 months

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever 

None

Rubella (German Measles) 

MMR II

4 weeks

Smallpox

Imvamune

None

 

Vaccine other than Imvamune, please call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to verify eligibility

 

Tetanus

Adacel, Boostrix

None

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis

Adacel

None

Tick Borne Encephalitis

None

Typhoid 

Vivotif (oral)

4 weeks

Typhim Vi

None

Typhus 

None

Yellow Fever 

 YF-Vax

4 weeks 

Weight

To donate blood or plasma, you must also weigh at least 50 kg (110 lb). If you are between the ages of 17 and 23, and never donated before, you must meet our weight and height criteria. Review the table below to determine your eligibility. 

To confirm if you are eligible to donate plasma, call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

For plasma donation at the following locations, you need to be at least 50kg (110lbs) and 145 cm (4’10’’): 

  • Sudbury plasma donor centre, 900 Lasalle Boulevard 
  • Lethbridge plasma donor centre, 3735 Mayor Magrath Drive South 
  • Kelowna plasma donor centre, 2271 Harvey Avenue (Orchard Park Mall)
  • Brampton plasma donor centre - 8255 Financial Drive
  • Orleans plasma donor centre - 110 Place d'Orléans Drive (Place d'Orléans shopping centre)

MALES 

IF YOU ARE... YOU MUST BE AT LEAST ... 
169 cm (5’ 6”) or taller50 kg (110 lb) 
165 cm (5’ 5”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
163 cm (5’ 4”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
160 cm (5’ 3”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
158 cm (5’ 2”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
155 cm (5’ 1”) 50 kg (110 lb) 
152 cm (5’) 50 kg (110 lb) 
150 cm (4’ 11”) 52 kg (115 lb) 
147 cm (4' 10”) 54 kg (120 lb) 

FEMALES 

IF YOU ARE... YOU MUST BE AT LEAST... 
169 cm (5’ 6”) or taller50 kg (110 lb) 
165 cm (5’ 5”) 52 kg (115 lb) 
163 cm (5’ 4”) 54 kg (120 lb) 
160 cm (5’ 3”) 56 kg (124 lb) 
158 cm (5’ 2”) 58.5 kg (129 lb) 
155 cm (5’ 1”) 60 kg (133 lb) 
152 cm (5’) 62.5 kg (138 lb) 
150 cm (4’ 11”) 64 kg (142 lb) 
147 cm (4' 10”) 66 kg (146 lb)