I am pregnant. Can I donate?

Not right now, no. This is to protect your health and avoid causing stress to you and your baby’s circulation.  

After you give birth, you’ll need to wait another nine months from delivery date to allow your body enough time to replenish its iron. There are also donation restrictions related to breastfeeding. But, even if you can’t donate blood temporarily, you may be able to donate breast milk instead. 

If you’re a blood donor currently trying to become pregnant, we recommend you take a break from donation to help build and maintain healthy iron levels to support the increased iron requirements of a pregnancy.  

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