Public health advice
See how changes to restrictions on non-essential services, movement and age apply to Lifeblood.
Yes! You can encourage your friends and family to become blood donors. They can book an appointment online or call us on 13 14 95 - you can also tweet, Instagram or encourage them on Facebook. Thank you so much for helping to spread the word!
How is Lifeblood enforcing the Government’s restrictions, including having one person per four or two square metres?
Essential activities including health care settings are not included in the restriction, however we are implementing social distancing in all our centres and collection sites wherever possible to make sure donors are at least 1.5 metres away from other donors. Donors must be well and healthy to donate and we’ve also introduced a number of measures to protect donors and staff which you can read… Read More
Yes. Donating blood is an essential act of care-giving. You can still donate during a lockdown and if this occurs and we encourage you to do so. All Lifeblood donor centres across the country have remained open during recent lockdowns. Occasionally we may need a short-term closure of a donor centre, but there will always be plenty of donor centres open to ensure we keep collecting enough blood… Read More
How do changes to restrictions on non-essential services, restriction of movement and age restrictions apply to Lifeblood?
Blood donation remains absolutely vital and is exempt from any restrictions on movement. We are incredibly grateful to all our donors who have donated throughout the challenges of the last year and urge you to continue doing so. Donating blood and plasma remains an essential activity and lockdowns, travel and venue restrictions do not prevent people from giving blood - we need you more than… Read More