JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

3.5: Donor age

Donors shall be between the ages of 17 and 65 years; i.e. from their 17th to 66th birthday inclusive. Regular and returning donors (as defined in the JPAC Donor Selection Guidelines1) may be allowed to donate beyond their 66th birthday with permission of a physician in the Blood Establishment, given annually.

It is normal practice to set an upper age limit of 60 years (up to 61st birthday inclusive) for
first-time donors. However, older donors may be accepted at the discretion of the physician in the Blood Establishment.