You cannot donate blood during a migraine attack, but in most cases, prophylactic medication for migraine does not prevent donation. Regular painkillers, triptans (e.g. Imigran®, Maxalt®, Naramig® and Zomig®) and beta blockers are safe preparations with regard to blood donation.

Please note that there is a three months deferral period to blood donation after starting use of a biological, injectable medicine (e.g. Ajovy®, Aimovig®, Emgality®).

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.).