You can donate blood if you have gout but are free of symptoms. Also prophylactic treatment for gout does not prevent donation.

However, acute gout symptoms and the related inflammation of joints are an obstacle to blood donation until the situation has calmed down.

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.).