Facts, figures, and how-to guide on blood donation in Singapore

Here are some basic requirements to become a blood donor:

  • Be between 16 and 60 years old. Youths aged 16 and 17 will need to complete and bring a signed parental consent form
  • Weigh at least 45kg and are generally healthy and not on medication
  • Do not have any symptoms of infection (eg. sore throat, cough, runny nose, diarrhoea) for at least one week
  • Not have had a fever in the last three weeks
  • Have a haemoglobin level of at least 12.5g/dl. Tests will be administered by trained nurses at the donation site

When not to donate

Please postpone your blood donation if you:

  • Are currently undergoing treatment for a major illness or surgery (please wait for 12 months)
  • Are experiencing heavy menstrual flow or pregnant (please wait for 6 weeks after a normal delivery, provided that you are not breastfeeding your child)
  • Have a fever (please wait for 3 weeks)
  • Have upper respiratory tract infections such as cold, flu, sore throat or any other symptoms of infection without fever (please wait for 1 week after recovery)

Where can I donate blood?

You can donate at:

  • Bloodbank@HSA – Health Sciences Authority, opposite Outram Park MRT
  • Bloodbank@Dhoby Ghaut

Dhoby Ghaut MRT, Dhoby Xchange Basement 1

  • Bloodbank@Westgate Tower Westgate Tower Level 10 Jurong East MRT, Exit D (walk through Westgate Mall)
  • Bloodbank@Woodlands Woodlands MRT, Woodlands Civic Centre, Level 5

Apheresis donation is only available at Bloodbank@HSA. You can also choose to donate at any of our community blood-drives, which are held regularly in different locations across Singapore. To reduce waiting time, you may wish to make an appointment for your donation by calling us at +65 6220 0183 or making an online booking using your Singpass. For more information visit redcross.sg

Sources: Singapore Red Cross & Health Sciences Authority