Platelets Eligibility Quiz

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

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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?

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In the past 4 months have you taken part in Chemsex? i.e. have used drugs (other than cannabis, alcohol or Viagra) before or during sex to enhance sexual experience?

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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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Thank You

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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.

Are you under 18 years of age?

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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.

Are you over 59 years of age?

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No

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

 

Have you ever had a blood transfusion?

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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.

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

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You must NOT donate for at least 4 months after anal sex with

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

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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.

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 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 infected with non-prescribed drugs, even once or a long time ago. This includes body building and injectable tanning agents

All of the above apply even if a condom or other form or 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 partners

*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 moths 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 se for longer or with more people. Drugs associates with chemsex include methamphetamine, mephedrone and GBH.

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

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Are you currently taking any medication other than the pill or HRT for the menopause? This includes prescribed or over the counter painkillers, aspirin, anti-inflammatories and creams, gels, or drops?

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No

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.  

For women: Have you ever had a pregnancy of any gestation?

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No

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.

Do you weigh less than 60kgs?

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No

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

 

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

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?

Find more information here: