Earlier this week the restrictions on blood donors changed, and some people who previously couldn’t give blood are now allowed to donate. This includes some men who have had sex with men and some people who have worked as prostitutes.
So, if you have wanted to give blood but been on the restricted list, check again because you might be ok to donate now.
If you’ve thought about giving blood but never quite got around to it, get in touch with the Blood Service and donate!
If you’ve donated in the past but haven’t donated in the last 3 months, get in touch with the Blood Service and donate!
I don’t know about the rest of the country, but Wellington’s really short on donors right now (so short they rang me today, the first possible day I could donate) so I’m sure the blood service would love to hear from all of you
P.S. They have not changed the restrictions on residence in the UK, France and Ireland.