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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Can i give blood in my 2ww?
Am unsure and feel silly calling the dr to ask
I'm having iui and this month have had puregon, ovitrelle and pregnyl injections.
if my 2ww is unsuccessful is it wise to donate blood whilst waiting to try again??
The blood people keep calling me and trying to get me to donate but when i ask them they say they don't know if i can and i have to ask my dr.oh feel like i am spinning in circles

please help any advice would be great.

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I was going to give blood so asked the blood service if I could whilst on treatment.  They told me no, not whilst receiving IF tx and not for a year after having a baby.  I assume its the same for everyone - do the blood service know you are having tx?

Chux x

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Im sure they wont mind me quoting them :)


Donors can get further information about these and other issues by contacting the special national blood donor helpline on 0845 7 711 711 (local call rates), open 24 hours a day. Information is provided on who can and cannot give blood, how to become a blood donor and where to donate.


In this section we're going to deal with the occasions when you definitely can't give blood. The most important thing to always remember is that by accepting your blood there's no risk of us either harming you or the patients who may potentially receive your blood.

Check out the chief reasons why someone shouldn't give blood and you could save yourself a wasted journey.

You should not give blood if:

1 You've already given blood in the last 12 weeks (normally, you must wait 16 weeks).
2 You have a chesty cough, sore throat or active cold sore (although the end of a cold is OK).
3 You're currently taking antibiotics or you have just finished a course within the last seven days.
4 You've had hepatitis or jaundice in the last 12 months.
5 You've had ear or body piercing or tattoos in the last 6 months.
6 You've had acupuncture in the last 6 months outside the NHS (unless you can produce the approved certificate from your acupuncturist or physiotherapist).
7 A member of your family (parent, brother, sister or child) has suffered with CJD (Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease).
8 You've ever received human pituitary extract (which was used in some growth hormone or fertility treatments before 1985).
9 You have received blood or think you may have received blood during the course of any medical treatment or procedure in the UK since 1st January 1980.

You may not be able to give blood if:

1 You've had a serious illness or major surgery in the past or are currently on medication. Please discuss this with the clinical staff. The reason you're taking medicines may prevent you from donating.
2 You've had complicated dental work (although simple fillings are OK on the same day, as are simple extractions after 24 hours).
3 You've been in contact with an infectious disease or have been given certain immunisations in the last four weeks.
4 You're presently on a hospital waiting list or undergoing medical tests.
5 You do not weigh over 50kg (7st 12). If you are unsure please feel free to call our 24 hour donor helpline on 0845 7 711 711.


If you are pregnant or you are a woman who has had a baby in the last 9 months.

Travel abroad

Please wait 12 months after returning from a malarial area before giving blood, unless Malaria Antibody Testing has been introduced in your area. Please also tell us if you have visited Central/South America at any time. (Those who've had the disease, or an undiagnosed illness associated with travel, will not however be able to give blood.)

West Nile Virus

Have you been to or plan to go to CANADA or the UNITED STATES this Summer? If yes, please click here, as it might affect you giving blood.

The special problem of HIV and Hepatitis viruses

• Every single blood donation is tested for HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) and hepatitis B and C.

• Infected blood isn't used in transfusions but our test may not always detect the early stages of viral infection.

• The chance of infected blood getting past our screening tests is very small, but we rely on your help and co-operation.

• People who carry these viruses may feel healthy for many years.

You should never give blood if:

1 You carry the hepatitis B virus, the hepatitis C virus or the HIV virus.
2 You're a man who's had sex with another man, even "safe sex" using a condom.
3 You've ever worked as a prostitute.
4 You've ever injected yourself with drugs - even once.

You should not give blood for 12 months after sex with:

1 A man who has had sex with another man (if you're a female).
2 A prostitute.
3 Anyone who has ever injected themselves with drugs.
4 Anyone with haemophilia or a related blood clotting disorder who has received clotting factor concentrates.
5 Anyone of any race who has been sexually active in Africa (apart from Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia or Egypt) in the past year. The main route of HIV infection in Africa is through heterosexual sex.

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks for the help
When i spoke to message service they contacted one of their doctors and he said that i could give blood after the cycle finished.
Am still a little confused as i'm sure i have read somewhere about needing all of your blood to help make a thick lining for possible baby to nest in.
Will try to call blood people aain later and see if i can talk to someone else, if not maybe i'll ring my doctor.
Oh dear all of this hassle, because i want to help people with my blood.
I have 0 rh neg so everyone wants some of it because anyone can use it!!
Good to know i'm in demand!!
Thanks again
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