Bone Marrow Eligibility Quiz

In the past 4 months have you had A new sexual partner* or more than one sexual partner?

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No

You must NOT donate for at least 4 months after anal sex with a new sexual partner * OR more than one sexual partner

 *A new sexual partner is someone you have not had sex with before or a person with who you resumed a sexual relationship with in the past 4 months.

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Thank you for completing the eligibility quiz

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Thank you for completing the eligibility quiz.

Please do not consider this list exhaustive. It may be possible that when you attend a blood clinic to join the registry you may not be suitable. Please click the link below to find a clinic near you! Thank you for your interest in joining the Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry!

Are you under 18 years of age ?

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You are not currently eligible to join the registry; you must be over 18 years of age. Once you are 18 we would be delighted if you applied.

See our bone marrow FAQs

Are you over 45 years of age ?

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Thank you for your interest in joining the registry, unfortunately you are not eligible as you must be under 45 years of age to join the registry.

See our bone marrow FAQs

Do you weigh less than 50 kgs ?

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Thank you for your interest in joining the bone marrow registry, you must be over 50 kgs to join the bone marrow registry.

See our bone marrow FAQs

For women: Are you pregnant at present or have you been pregnant in the past 12 months ?

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It must be 12 months since you have given birth before you can join the registry.

See our bone marrow FAQs

Have you ever had a sexually transmitted infection (STI)?

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No

You cannot donate if you have ever had syphillis or gonorhoea

You can give blood 4 months after complete recovery and conclusion of treatment for chlamydia and genital herpes.

You can give blood 2 weeks after complete recovery and conclusion of treatment of genital/anal warts.

Contact us for all other STI's not listed.

You must NEVER give blood if:

You think you need a test for HIV or hepatitis.

You or your partner have HIV or HTLV.

You, your partner or close household contacts have hepatitis B or hepatitis C.

You have ever received money or drugs for sex.

You have ever injected, or have been injected with, non-prescribed drugs; even once or a long time ago. This includes body building drugs and injectable tanning agents.

You must NOT give blood for at least 4 months after you last had oral, vaginal or anal sex with:

anyone who has HIV, hepatitis B or C or HTLV.

anyone who has syphilis or any other sexually transmitted infection.

anyone who had ever been given money or drugs for sex

anyone who has ever injected or who has been injected with non-prescribed drugs, even once or a long time ago. This includes body building drugs and injectable tanning agents.

All of the above apply even if a condom or other form of protection was used.

You must NOT give blood for at least 4 months after anal sex with:  

A new sexual partner * OR more than one sexual partner

*A new sexual partner is someone you have not had sex with before or a person with who you resumed a sexual relationship with in the past 4 months.

You must NOT donate for at least 4 months if:

You have taken medication to prevent HIV infection ( pre /post exposure prophylaxis , PrEP/ PEP)?

You have taken part in Chemsex i.e. have used drugs (other than cannabis, alcohol or Viagra) before or during sex to enhance sexual experience?

You must not give blood for at least 4 months if you have taken part in Chemsex.

Chemsex is a type of sexual activity where people take certain drugs (excluding alcohol, cannabis, Viagra and other medication for erectile dysfunction) to enhance their sexual experiences, and let them have sex for longer or with more people. Drugs associated with chemsex include methamphetamine, mephedrone and GBH.

If you injected or were injected with chemsex drugs you cannot donate.

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See our bone marrow FAQs

In the past 4 months have you taken medication to prevent HIV infection (Pre/Post exposure prophylaxis, PrEP/PEP)?

YesYes
No

You must NOT donate for at least 4 months if:

You have taken medication to prevent HIV infection (pre /post exposure prophylaxis , PrEP/ PEP)?

You have taken part in Chemsex i.e. have used drugs (other than cannabis, alcohol or Viagra) before or during sex to enhance sexual experience?

*There are exceptions so please speak to a nurse.

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Have you ever had a blood transfusion ?

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No

You can donate if you received a blood transfusion in the Republic of Ireland before 1st January 1980 (depending on the reason for the transfusion -  please check the FAQs or contact us on 1850 731 137 so that we can advise you).  If you received a transfusion after this date you cannot donate blood.  However, if you received  an autologous transfusion (your own blood) you can donate after 12 months.

In the past 4 months have you had A new sexual partner* or more than one sexual partner?

You must NOT donate for at least 4 months after anal sex with a new sexual partner * OR more than one sexual partner

 *A new sexual partner is someone you have not had sex with before or a person with who you resumed a sexual relationship with in the past 4 months.

Find more information here: