Allergies - I have an allergy. Can I donate?

Yes, if you have mild allergies you can donate blood, even when taking antihistamines for treatment. However, there are times when you may not be able to donate.

You may not be able to donate if you:

  • have an allergy to a substance we use in the blood donation process
  • have a severe allergy, or
  • are unwell at the time of donation due to your allergy.

If this is the case, please call 13 14 95 to see if you’re able to donate.