Acupuncture – I have just had acupuncture. Can I donate?

Yes, if the acupuncture was performed by a registered acupuncturist or a medical practitioner, you can only donate plasma in the first 24 hours after treatment. Following that, there are no restrictions.  

If that’s the case, you can donate 24 hours after your acupuncture treatment.

If the acupuncture wasn’t performed by a registered practitioner, you need to confirm whether they used sterile, single-use, disposable needles.

These needles are newly opened for the procedure and appropriately disposed of immediately after.

If sterile, disposable equipment wasn’t used (or you’re not sure) you can donate 4 months after the last acupuncture procedure.

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