Organ transplant

Because an organ transplant and medication related to it cause the immune system to weaken, donating blood is not allowed.

A tissue or cell transplant (e.g. a bone or skin graft) from another person prevents you from donating blood for four months.

However, if your own tissue is used as a graft (e.g. a tendon, bone or skin graft), this does not cause a separate obstacle to donation. The duration of the donation obstacle is assessed case-specifically based on the surgical treatment.

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.).