According to European regulations, a donor must weigh at least 50kg. This minimum weight requirement is necessary in order for the donor not to lose too large a share of their blood volume in the donation. Losing too much blood increases the risk of fainting and slows down recovery from the blood donation.

In order to be able to donate blood, you can weigh no more than 200 kg. The maximum weight is due to the carrying capacity of our donation beds.

Would you like more information? Please call the free information number for blood donors on 0800 0 5801 (Mon to Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).