Since blood donation can introduce or re-trigger epilepsy symptoms, epilepsy prevents blood donation. Also other convulsive symptoms (e.g. alcohol withdrawal seizures or convulsions with unknown origin) and use of antiepileptics or anticonvulsants are obstacles to blood donation.

If epilepsy or other tendency to have seizures is cured, possible drug therapy is cancelled and you have not had any symptoms for three years, you may donate blood.

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.).