I have lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE). Can I donate?

No. Unfortunately, having SLE may affect your body’s ability to tolerate regular blood donation. It’s also possible that regular blood donations could affect the severity of your SLE.  

Don't be disappointed though, because there are other ways you can help. You can spread the word about how blood saves lives on social media (find us @lifebloodau), register your intent to be an organ donor (if you’re 16 or over), or support the great humanitarian work of the Australian Red Cross.  

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