Platelets Eligibility Quiz - Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Platelets Eligibility Quiz

Thank You For Taking The Platelets Eligibility Quiz

Well done!

You have answered some of the questions that you will be asked when you come to donate platelets.  However there are other reasons why you may not be eligible to donate.  We cannot go through all of them here, but we will do so with you in detail at the platelet clinic. You can view a copy of the health and lifestyle questionnaire that you will be asked to complete at the clinic via the link below. We have two health and lifestyle questionnaires, one for new donors / donors who have not donated in the last five years, and one for regular donors. If you have any questions regarding platelet donation please contact: 01-4322833 or 021- 4807400 for the Munster region.

You are not currently eligible become a platelet donor; you must be 18 years of age. Once you are 18 we would be delighted if you applied.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a platelet donor, unfortunately you are not eligible as you must be under 60 years of age to become a platelet donor.

You may however be eligible to become a blood donor up until you are 64yrs of age; please check the eligibility quiz on giveblood.ie

 

Thank you for your interest in in becoming a platelet donor, unfortunately you are not eligible if you have ever received a transfusion of a blood product of any kind.

You may however be eligible to become a blood donor if you received blood in Republic of Ireland before 1980; please check the eligibility quiz on giveblood.ie.

Unfortunately, because of the risk of variant CJD you cannot donate.

You cannot donate for 12 months after you last had sex with another man.  You cannot donate for 5 years after taking PrEP

You cannot donate if you have ever had syphilis or gonorrhoea.  You can donate 5 years after complete recovery and conclusion of treatment for other STIs.

Some medications can be harmful to a patient receiving a transfusion.  You may not be able to donate if you are taking medication to treat an illness or infection. In general, you must be fully recovered from an illness or infection and have completed the course of medication before donating. Certain medical conditions require long term use of medication. Not all medications prevent donation - please contact us at 01-4322833 for further information. Ensure that you know the name of any medication you are currently taking or have taken in the past 4 weeks so that we can assess your eligibility to donate.  

Thank you for your interest in in becoming a platelet donor, unfortunately you are not eligible if you have ever had a pregnancy of any gestation.

You may however be eligible to become a blood donor one year after delivery; please check the eligibility quiz on giveblood.ie.

Thank you for your interest in in becoming a platelet donor, you must be 60kg or over to become a platelet donor.

You may however be eligible to become a blood donor if you are 50kg or over; please check the eligibility quiz on giveblood.ie

 

Thank You

Thank You For Taking The Platelets Eligibility Quiz

Well done!

You have answered some of the questions that you will be asked when you come to donate platelets.  However there are other reasons why you may not be eligible to donate.  We cannot go through all of them here, but we will do so with you in detail at the platelet clinic. You can view a copy of the health and lifestyle questionnaire that you will be asked to complete at the clinic via the link below. We have two health and lifestyle questionnaires, one for new donors / donors who have not donated in the last five years, and one for regular donors. If you have any questions regarding platelet donation please contact: 01-4322833 or 021- 4807400 for the Munster region.

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