Why Can’t Taeyeon Donate Blood?


Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon wanted to donate blood, but she was rejected ;and lately, it’s drawing interests again. Last September 17, Girls’ Generation made an appearance on KBS  “Love Request,” started a blood donation event.

At the time, they started a campaign to help out a blood donation event. On the day, Taeyeon consulted with the doctor before she could donate her blood. During this process, it was revealed that she was not qualified to donate because of her weight. There are weight and age restrictions on donating blood. Male donor has to be over 110lb and female donor has to be over 99lb. Also they all have to be older than 16 and younger than 65. Taeyeon’s weight was less than 99lb, so she couldn’t donate her blood.

Netizens reacted, “She automatically proved that she’s under 99lb,” “IU can’t donate blood either,” and “I didn’t know there are restrictions.”

Taeyeon is currently active as part of Girls’ Generation unit, TaeTiSeo, with Tiffany and Seohyun.