Acupuncture and dry needling – I have just had acupuncture. Can I donate?

Yes, if the acupuncture was performed by a registered acupuncturist or a medical practitioner, you can donate plasma only in the first 24 hours after treatment. This also applies for other acupuncture carried out using sterile, single-use, disposable needles which were not re-inserted, regardless of the type of practitioner. After 24 hours, there are no restrictions.  

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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