Many diseases are not infectious and so are not normally a risk however, some infectious diseases can be passed on through donated material, even before a potential donor develops any symptoms of the infection.
This may lead to serious infection in the person receiving a donation.
- German measles
You can donate provided that you have been fully recovered for two weeks or more.
If you have been in contact with someone with an infectious disease and have never had the disease you must wait 4 weeks before donating.