Influenza or other respiratory tract infection with a fever prevents blood donation for at least two weeks.

In addition, at least two weeks must have passed since you stopped taking possible antimicrobial drugs (antibiotics) before you 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.).