Can I give blood?
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Dengue fever is transmitted by mosquitoes.
You may donate blood if you have only been for a check-up, even if a hook was used.
You may donate blood if you have a depression and are using antidepressants, if you feel well. If there are any doubts about your mood during screening, assessment is at the discretion of the donation doctor.
You may donate blood as long as your glucose levels are well regulated using diets or tablets. If you use injected medication, please contact the Blood Bank (0800-5115). If you develop any complications of diabetes, such as nerve damage (nerve pain), numb fingers or toes, eye or kidney problems, or you need to use insulin, donating blood may represent a risk to you and is no longer allowed; please contact the Blood Bank if this is the case (0800-5115).
You may donate blood once you feel well and if you were sick for no more than 2 days and did not have a fever or blood diarrhoea. If your diarrhoea lasted more than 2 days, or you had a fever or blood diarrhoea, you may not donate blood. In this case, you may donate blood if you have been symptom-free for at least 2 weeks and have not used antibiotics for at least 2 weeks.
You may donate blood if you feel well. You must have eaten on the day you donate blood.
You may donate blood if you have been symptom-free for at least 2 weeks and have not used antibiotics for at least 2 weeks.
Donating blood can sometimes cause dizziness, usually described as a feeling of light-headedness or fainting tendency. If you already feel this way before donating blood, for example when standing up, you should wait to donate blood or should avoid donating blood, as you will have a greater risk of fainting. Discuss this with the donation assistant during screening if necessary.
Blood: maximum 3 times per year for women maximum 5 times per year for men.
You may not donate blood if you are addicted or if addiction is suspected due to a risk of bloodborne infectious diseases.