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Need Help or want to give your feedback?

Whether you’re having trouble with your account, or would like to make a suggestion, Canadian Blood Services offers you quick and convenient options to troubleshoot or get in touch. Contact us via live chat, consult our FAQ, send an email feedback@blood.ca, or give us a call at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

Eligibility Quiz

Find out if you can donate in just a few steps.

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I am over 17 years old.

Unfortunately you are not able to donate blood just yet. But you can still get involved in saving lives, and learn more about when you can start donating.

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I have had a tattoo or piercing in the last 6 months.

Unfortunately, you are not able to donate blood right now. Learn more about when you will be able to start saving lives. In the meantime, ever thought of becoming a volunteer?

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I have travelled outside Canada or the continental U.S. in the last 12 months.

Depending on what countries you have visited and for how long, you may be able to donate blood. Learn more about whether you can donate.

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I have had a cleaning or a filling in the last 24 hours or dental surgery in the last 72 hours.

You are not able to donate blood right now, but you can still book your appointment after the required time has passed. Learn more about other eligibility criteria.

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I have been pregnant or had a baby in the last 6 months.

You are not able to donate blood right now, find out more about when you can start. If you are pregnant, you could be eligible to donate your baby's cord blood.

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I have spent 3 months or more cumulatively in the United Kingdom.

Unfortunately you may not be able to donate blood. Learn more or call 1-888-236-6283 to speak to a nurse.

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I am taking prescription medications.

Some medications or the underlying causes that require you to take a particular medication may affect your eligibility. Call 1-888-236-6283 to speak to a nurse to find out. Learn more about other eligibility criteria.

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I weigh more than 110 lbs.
Wait! If you are between the ages of 17 and 23 check your height/weight info here.

Unfortunately, you are not able to donate blood, and here's why. There are lots of ways to get involved in saving lives. Have you ever thought about becoming a volunteer? Find out more.

Great! You are now ready to book an appointment to give blood.

Still have questions? Check out our ABC's of Eligibility.