Detailed eligibility criteria

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Ulcer

I have a stomach (gastric) or duodenal ulcer. When can I donate?

We ask you to wait until a minimum of 3 months after oral treatment for gastric or duodenal ulcers, and all symptoms have settled.

If you have had a partial gastrectomy for surgery, we ask you to wait for 6 months before donating.

If you have had a total gastrectomy you will not be able to donate, as your ability to absorb iron is permanently reduced.

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Ulcerative colitis

I have ulcerative colitis. Can I donate?

You will not be able to donate blood if you have ulcerative colitis.

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