MEDICAL EXCLUSION

Unfortunately, you will not be able to join the register if:

  • You or your partner have ever had a positive result for HIV or Human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV) or believe you may carry the hepatitis B or C virus.

  • You have ever been injected with non-prescription drugs, including body-building drugs (even one-of use for the past 5years). You have, or have had any of the following:

Autoimmune disease including:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis (Reiterfs syndrome)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Cancer

Coronary artery diseas

  • Blocked arteries in the heart
  • Angina
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Bypass surgery
  • Heart valve replacement

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Currently on Oral Steroids or IV Steroid

Diabetes

Epilepsy (unless you are free of seizures and of medication for the last 12 months)

Severe allergy to latex or anaesthetic

Stroke

Severe Psoriasis

Sickle Cell Anaemia (excluding carrier)

Thalassemia major

Thyroid disease with medication

But you can still join us as an ambassador or volunteer with us to make an impact to the lives of patients with blood-related diseases.

A DONOR FOR EVERY PATIENT