Medical Procedures

  • Blood Transfusion – wait 12 months after transfusion
  • Ear/Body Piercing and Tattoos – No deferral if sterile equipment was used or if performed in Sate Regulated Entity (SRE), otherwise wait 12 months.
  • Heart Surgery  (Angioplasty, Bypass Surgery, Stent) – wait 6 months and you must be asymptomatic at time of donation.
  • General Surgery – fully healed surgical site and complete recovery