Glaucoma does not usually prevent blood donation, nor do the eye drops used to treat the condition. However, use of tablets which contain acetazolamide (e.g. Diamox® and Glaupax®) causes a temporary, four-month long obstacle to 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.).