Jun 27, 2010, 7:50 AM
Post #12 of 14
Since most blood collection is done by private business the restrictions do vary. Our experience has been that age is a significant factor and varies from not over 55, 60, 62. No tattoos, ever, even really old service tattoos let alone the newer decorative ones. No cancer, even skin cancer that has been taken care of. No medications, none - one place says no vitamins or supplements. No surgeries in past 5 years, one place was 7 years. No alcohol for how ever many days....
The upshot is that you can have all the best intentions to help with blood and it can be discarded for any reason the business deems it as unusable.
Basically the expat population in the Chapala area is ineligible on many points.