Some health conditions or medications might temporarily defer you from donating. If you have questions about your eligibility to donate, check the list of medications and health conditions below to see whether you can donate. If you do not find your answer there, just call the blood center at (541) 484-9111 and speak with a nurse or email your question.

HIV/AIDS, individuals at high risk and their partners cannot donate
Cold and Flu: You should not donate today if you are currently experiencing symptoms of a “cold” or “flu” cannot donate today
Diabetes, on or off medication and under control can donate
Non-viral Hepatitis, previous Hepatitis A can donate
Viral Hepatitis B, C, D cannot donate
Pregnancy cannot donate
Pregnancy, after delivery, miscarriage, abortion six-week wait
Menstruation can donate
Cancer, treatment complete and disease-free; most types* one year wait
Low blood count Read more
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosed by a physician cannot donate
Surgery, without transfusion or certain all transfusions were Autologous can donate
Surgery, with transfusion 1-year wait
Antibiotics (used for Acne is acceptable), Injectable, Oral seven-day wait
Allergy medications, diuretics, diet pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, Tylenol can donate
Aspirin can donate blood, but not platelets
Blood Pressure Medication (most types) can donate
Measles (rubella) and MMR one-month wait
Flu can donate
Hepatitis B two-week wait
Ear/Body Piercing, sterile procedure/equipment used can donate
Ear/Body Piercing, non-sterile procedure/equipment used one-year wait
Tattooing, licensed facility in WA, OR, CA, and ID can donate
Tattooing, non-licensed facility or outside WA, OR, CA, and ID one year wait
Travel outside the US or Canada Read more
Donor deferral, men who have sex with men (MSM) Read more