Contraceptive pills and hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms

Contraceptive pills, other contraceptives (e.g. contraceptive vaginal ring or IUD) and hormone preparations used for menopausal symptoms are not an obstacle to blood donation.

The placing or removing of a contraceptive capsule under the skin results in one week deferral time only if stitches have been used in the procedure.

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.).