Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – Can I donate if a family member has been diagnosed with classical Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)?

Generally, no. Donors with a family member who has or has had classical Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) are generally not eligible to donate, although it may be possible based on an assessment of your situation. Please call 13 14 95 to talk about your eligibility to donate.

Please note that this only applies to classical CJD, not variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).