Pregnancy – I am pregnant. Can I donate?

Unfortunately, no. This is to protect your health and avoid causing stress to your and your baby’s circulation.

Also, after you give birth you’ll need to wait another nine months from delivery date to allow your body enough time to replenish its stores of iron. There are also donation restrictions related to breastfeeding.

If you’re a blood donor currently trying to become pregnant, we recommend you aim to build and maintain healthy iron levels to support the increased iron requirements of a pregnancy.