Thursday, July 27, 2017

American Red Cross Blood Donation Eligibility Requirements

Sue Ann Ma has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry in roles that include branch manager, vice president, and controller. Sue Ann Ma is a Certified Public Accountant and the president of Seminal Financial Group in Texas. Outside of her professional work, she is an active community member and a supporter of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian aid and service foundation that is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1881, the Red Cross works to prevent and minimize human suffering during emergencies through a strong volunteer network, emergency response, training programs, and blood donation initiatives.

To donate blood, individual donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds at a minimum, and be in good overall health. In addition, each donor must pass a short medical examination that assesses pulse, blood pressure, and other vitals prior to a donation. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days, while platelets can be donated every 7 days and plasma every 28 days.