Youth (under 18) – I am under 18 years old. How often can I donate?

If you’re under 18 and giving whole blood you can donate only once every 12 months. This is because you’re still growing and it can take your body a bit longer to restore the iron you lose with each donation.

If you live in Queensland or WA, don’t forget you’ll need a signed Parental Consent Form each time you donate while you’re under 18.

Once you turn 18 you can give blood as often as every 12 weeks.