Who can give blood?
Medically reviewed on December 1, 2021.
At least 16 years of age (must have written parental consent). At age 17, you may give independently. There is no upper age limit. All donors at Carter BloodCare must bring a valid photo ID. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds. Potential donors must be feeling well and healthy on the day of donating. Check the standard eligibility guidelines.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised the eligibility guidelines for previously deferred blood donors.