Information for parents of young blood donors

How old do you have to be to donate?

Until recently the minimum age for donors in Australia was 16 years, however it has now changed to 18 years. The policy change will not impact donors who need to have blood taken for their own treatment (therapeutic venesection).

For Therapeutic donors in WA and QLD please bring in a signed Parental Consent form to your appointment.

Read more about the age policy

Read the parental information and consent form here

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