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Shingles - I have recently had shingles. Can I donate?

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When you are feeling well and the rash is completely clean and dry, you can donate plasma. The Blood Service can use your plasma to provide valuable antibodies to people at risk of infection with chicken pox. You can return to whole blood donation 3 weeks after you have recovered. If you have been in contact with someone who has shingles while they are infectious you cannot donate for 3 weeks after this contact.