Rules for Donating Blood With Tattoos and Piercings

If you recently got a piercing, you need to be 100-percent sure that the instruments your piercer used were sterile and disposable (one-time use only). If you have any doubts, you must wait a full year before giving blood. This is because non-sterile equipment and practices can transmit hepatitis, which you can pass along in your blood donation.…

Who can give blood - NHS Blood Donation

You can register here as a blood donor. The common reasons donors should check if they can give blood are: if you are receiving medical or hospital treatment. if you are taking medication. after travelling outside of the UK. after having a tattoo or piercing. during and after pregnancy. if you feel ill.…