I've lived in Mexico, Central America or South America. Can I donate?

Chagas disease is an insect-borne infection, present in:

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • French Guiana
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

If you were born in one of these countries or had a blood transfusion there, you can give plasma but you won’t be able to give blood or platelets. See how to donate plasma, and why you'll save more lives with one donation.

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