Smoking and smokeless tobacco

Smoking or the use of smokeless tobacco do not prevent blood donation, nor does nicotine replacement therapy or medication used in support of trying to quit smoking. We don’t recommend smoking before or after blood 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.).