Atopic eczema

Atopic eczema with mild symptoms does not prevent blood donation. However, you may not donate blood if the eczema is severe, extensive or clearly in a period of exacerbation, or if you take a biologic medication to treat the eczema. Also, you must not have any eczema in the puncture location, i.e. the bend of your elbow. There must be no signs of skin lesions or an infection in the donation arm. Creams used for the treatment of atopic eczema do not prevent blood donation.
Would you like more information? Please call the free information number for blood donors on 0800 0 5801 (Mon to Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).