Iron (high) – I've been told by my doctor that my iron level is high. Am I eligible to donate?

Maybe. It depends on the reason for your high iron level and whether it has been investigated by a doctor.

If you have a medical condition such as haemochromatosis, which is one of several causes of a high iron levels, the Blood Service can offer you therapeutic blood collection. It’s the same process as blood donation, but done to reduce the iron in your body by removing blood. Your doctor will need to request this service for you as you must meet certain medical criteria. Ask them to access the High Ferritin App to check your eligibility

If you have a high iron level which isn’t caused by haemochromatosis, you may be able to donate blood. You’ll first need a specific letter from your doctor, which they can generate using our High Ferritin App, confirming that your high iron has been investigated and that any significant underlying cause has been addressed.