Skin psoriasis that is mild or in a calm phase and is treated with local therapies does not prevent blood donation. If the psoriasis is clearly worsening, blood donation is temporarily not possible.

Having phototherapy without light sensitising medication does not prevent blood donation. However, psoriasis that requires any kind of medication in tablet form prevents donation. Use of Neotigason medication creates a lengthy obstacle to donation: at least two years must have passed since you stopped taking the medication before donating 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.).