If you have been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder or haemorrhagic disease, you cannot donate blood. These diseases include haemophilia and von Willebrand’s disease. This donation restriction is based on the fact that blood donation could be detrimental to a donor with a bleeding disorder. Donation strains the bone marrow that is also burdened by the bleeding disorder.
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.).