Athlete – I am a professional or elite athlete. Can I donate?

We recommend you don't donate blood during a competitive period or season. This is because it could possibly have a minor, temporary impact on performance. The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has strict guidelines about recording details of each whole blood donation. 

Donating plasma or platelets may breach regulations set down by ASADA and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Check with your sporting body and/or the ASADA/WDA websites for guidance.

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