The first step is to know your blood group and to which blood group your blood matches for donation. See the blood donation chart below
1. Blood O can donate red blood cell to anybody its the Universal Blood Donor.
2. Blood group AB can recieve red blood cell from anybody its the Universal Recipient.
3. Blood A and give blood to A’s and AB’s only.
4. Blood B can give blood to B’s and Ab’s only.
In addition to the A and B antigens, There is a third antigen called the Rh factor, which can be either present (+) or absent ( – ). In general, Rh-negative blood is given to Rh-negative patients, and Rh positive blood or Rh negative blood may be given to Rh positive patients.
You should not already be donated blood or have been treated for malaria within the last three months.
You should not be suffering from Cardiac arrest, hypertension, kidney alignments, epilepsy or diabetics. if so you must consult the doctor before donating the blood.
Ladies with a bad miscarriage should avoid donating blood for the next 6 months, or if you have been involved in some serious accident.