Chicken pox – I have chicken pox. Can I donate?

You can donate plasma for 4 weeks after recovery when all your spots are completely clean and dry and you are feeling well. In fact, your plasma can provide valuable antibodies (blood proteins your body makes to fight infections) for people at risk of chicken pox.

I’ve had contact with someone who has chicken pox

If you’ve been in close contact with someone who has chicken pox while they are infectious you’ll need to wait 3 weeks after the contact before you donate.

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