Renal disease

Short-term renal failure (e.g. in connection with epidemic nephropathy) temporarily prevents blood donation. In these cases, blood may be donated six months after the end of related symptoms and treatments.

You may not donate blood if you have had a kidney removed due to a disease or if you suffer from renal failure. Nephritis or pyelitis causes a three-month obstacle to donation.

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.).