Frequent question: Can you donate blood as an international student?

Can international student donate blood?

International students cannot donate blood in the United States unless they are living in the U.S for more than 3 years. If you recently visit your home country and come back, you have to wait for 3 more years.

Can an international student donate plasma?

Please note: International students cannot participate in Pracs medical testing or giving blood or plasma for money. Financial gain from the above is still unauthorized employment. If caught it can result in deportation, immigration fines and lose F-1/J-1 privileges.

Can F-1 visa students donate plasma?

Yes, you can donate plasma on an F-1 visa. You are neither employed nor providing a “service” within the meaning of employment.

Can International Students donate blood in UK?

The NHS’ website does not specify that one must be a resident of the UK in order to donate blood; thus, it is likely that foreign nationals can donate, provided they meet all eligibility criteria (including those for travel outside of the UK).

What will disqualify you from donating blood?

You will be denied if your blood tests positive for: HIV-1, HIV-2, human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-I, HTLV-II, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, West Nile Virus (WNV), and T. pallidum (syphilis). Blood donation is actually a quick and easy way to get tested for all of these things.

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What is the criteria for donating plasma?

Can you donate plasma? You should be able to donate plasma as long as you are 18-75 years old, healthy and weigh over 50kg. Take our quick eligibility quiz now.

Can I donate blood if I have a runny nose?

If you have a cold and have mild symptoms — such as a runny nose — but you don’t have a fever, you can still donate plasma. Plasma is the fluid that carries the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

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