You must not donate for at least 3 months after sex (even if you used a condom or other protective) with:
• (if you are a man) another man (oral or anal)
• (if you are a woman) a man who has ever had oral or anal sex with another man
• a partner who is, or you think may be
– HIV or HTLV positive
– a hepatitis B or C carrier
• a partner who has ever received money or drugs for sex
• a partner who has ever injected, or been injected with non-prescribed drugs, even a long time ago or only once. This includes body building drugs and injectable tanning agents.
• a partner who has, or you think may have been sexually active in parts of the world where HIV/AIDS is very common. This includes most countries in Africa. There are exceptions, so please ask.
You must not donate for 3 months after receiving money or drugs for sex
You must never donate if:
• you think you need a test for HIV/AIDS, HTLV or hepatitis.
• you are HIV positive or HTLV positive
• you are a hepatitis B or C carrier
• you have ever injected, or been injected with non- prescribed drugs, even a long time ago or only once. This includes body building drugs and injectable tanning agents.
You may be able to give blood if a doctor prescribed these drugs.
There is a small risk of Zika virus being transmitted via sexual contact. Although the risk is very low, we have a requirement to ask all donors an extra question in order to reduce the risk of Zika virus in blood donation. This question will be asked during the donor screening process on the clinic.
If you would like to discuss any of the above, please do not hesitate to get in touch.