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Piercings - I have just had a piercing. Can I donate?

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Ear piercing: If you have just had your ears pierced and this was performed with clean, single use (disposable) equipment, only the plasma portion of your donation can be used for 24 hours following the procedure. You can then donate blood for full use. If sterile single-use (disposable) equipment was not used, or if you were unsure if it was used you are eligible to donate again six months after the ear piercing procedure. You should inform the donor centre interviewer if you are unsure what kind of equipment was used.

All other piercings: If you have had another body part pierced and this was performed with clean, single use (disposable) equipment, only the plasma portion of your donation can be used for four months following the procedure. You can then donate blood for full use. If sterile single-use (disposable) equipment was not used, or if you were unsure if it was used you are eligible to donate again six months after the piercing procedure. You should inform the donor centre interviewer if you are unsure what kind of equipment was used.