Can I Donate?

Each time you donate blood we check that you are eligible.  This is to ensure the safety of yourself as a donor, as well the patient who may receive your blood.

Take our eligibility quiz*

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Are you aged between 17 and 65?

*Please note this eligibility quiz is intended as guidance only. Additional criteria may apply, please see below or contact us for more details.

Preview of new eligibility quiz questions

From the summer onwards we will be asking more questions about your sexual history.

You can preview our new questions below.

For more information about the new eligibility changes please see our FAIR Project page.

You’ll be asked : in the last three months have you taken Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) / Truvada for prevention of HIV, or taken or been prescribed Post- Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for prevention of HIV.

If you answer yes - When the new eligibility criteria rules are introduced you will need to wait three months before you can give blood.

You’ll be asked: in the last three months have you taken part in Chemsex (Chemsex is defined as sexual activity, often in groups, under the influence of stimulant drugs, excluding alcohol and Viagra, to enhance sexual experience). This applies to all sexual contact.

If you answer yes - When the new eligibility criteria rules are introduced you will need to wait three months before you can give blood.

You’ll be asked: in the last three months have you started (or restarted) a new sexual relationship, or had more than one sexual partner in the last three months?

If the answer is yes: You’ll be asked: have you had anal sex with your new partner

If the answer is yes - When the new eligibility criteria rules are introduced you will need to wait three months before you can give blood.

Basic requirements for a blood donor
Basic requirements for a platelet donor
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