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The Block abolishes age limit for blood donors definitively
There is no longer an age limit on the donation of blood, plasma or platelets. Health Minister Maggie De Block does away with the age limit for donors final. Therefore, from today, now also people older than 71 years old to donate.

Older donors must still meet a number of conditions. They have, for the first time blood have given their 66th birthday and the last donation no more than three years ago.

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The maximum age for blood, plasma or platelets is historically grown in our country, but there is no scientific basis for this border to continue to use, says The Block. Until now, if you are a donor to your 66th and donor continue until the day before your 71st birthday, on the condition that the last donation no more than three years ago.

Red Cross-Flanders to respond satisfied. Thanks to the change in the law can be approximately 8,000 donors in the coming years, blood to give and each year 15,000 in additional donations expected, according to the organization.

Individual health

"The donorarts of belgian Red Cross-Flanders will be judge to when a person can and should donate. The individual health status of the donor is essential to determine whether he/she is capable of in a safe way blood, plasma or platelets in the blood to give", said the minister.

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