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American Red Cross
Removing the upper age limit for giving blood and requiring prospective donors to know the exact name of any prescription medication they may have taken within 30 days are among several changes in Red Cross guidelines for who can and who cannot give blood.
Under the new regulations, which went into effect on March 16, 1992, potential blood donors who know the purpose of their medication, but not the name, will not be allowed to give blood.
At the same time, the upper age limit for giving blood, previously 75 years of age, has been removed, allowing anyone 17 years or older to give blood.
Persons who have had a heart …