Vaccination and blood donation

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Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.

Several of our patients give blood regularly and want to know time scales or when they can donate.

The best way to check is via www.blood.co.uk which has up to date information regarding blood donation and timelines but as a general the table below will assist.

 
Vaccine Blood donation ( https://my.blood.co.uk/KnowledgeBase/Search)
Diphtheria/Tetanus/ Polio (DTP) Ok if feel well
Hepatitis A- First vaccine Ok if feel well
Hepatitis A Booster Ok if feel well
Typhoid Intramuscular Ok if feel well ** oral vaccination will need to wait for 4 weeks
Hep A plus Typhoid together Ok if feel well
Hepatitis B Wait for 7 full days after each vaccination
Hep B Booster Wait for 7 full days after each vaccination
Hep A +Hep B together Wait for 7 full days after each vaccination
Rabies indradermal –      Primary course Ok if feel well
Rabies IM – Primary course Ok if feel well
Rabies Booster Ok if feel well
Japanese Encephalitis – Primary course Ok if feel well
Japanese Encephalitis – Booster Ok if feel well
Cholera Ok if feel well
Tick-bourne Encephalitis Ok if feel well
Meningitis B Ok if feel well
Meningitis ACWY Ok if feel well
Yellow Fever Wait 4 weeks
Mealses, Mumps, Rubella Wait 4 weeks
Chickenpox Wait 4 weeks
Shingles Wait 4 weeks
Whooping cough (Pertussis) Ok if feel well
Pneumonia vaccine Ok if feel well