Donor Eligibility

Please take a look at the following medical requirements to be a donor. If you do not meet the criteria, you will not be cleared to donate during the medical examination after being selected. If you are a member of the United States Armed Forces, please register with the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program.


You are a suitable potential donor if you meet the following criteria:

  • In overall good health
  • Between the ages of 18 and 40
  • At least 4’10” and weigh more than 110 pounds, with a maximum Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40
    • BMI = 703* Weight in pounds / Height in inches


You are not a suitable potential donor if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • HIV positive
  • Hepatitis B or C
  • Asthma requiring more than a daily inhaler
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Diabetes requiring insulin or injectable medication
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Stroke
  • Chronic or severe neck or back problems
  • Seizure in the preceding year
  • Hemophilia

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