What if I'm taking aspirin or medication prescribed by my doctor?

Name of Office: National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP)

Aspirin and Ibuprofen will not affect a whole blood donation. Apheresis platelet donors, however, must not take aspirin or aspirin products 36 hours prior to donation. Many other medication are acceptable. It is recommended that you call the Philippine Blood Center ahead of time to inquire about any medication you are taking.